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Hyperthermia


167-Bad TrisslHead doctor
Dr Bernhard Weber
Specialist for Internal Medicine / Hematology / Internal Oncology
Phone: +49 (0) 80 33 / 20-285
Fax: 49 (0) 80 33 / 20-310
Email : bernhard.weber(at)klinik-bad-trissl.de

 

 

 

At our clinic we treat certain tumors also with regional hyperthermia. Treatment is carried out in close cooperation with the Munich Großhadern and Erlangen University Hospitals.

2013-040_Capture_0021In hyperthermia, tumor-bearing tissue is heated to 40-42 °C by means of an electromagnetic field, which is continuously monitored by an engineer and a nurse.

Hyperthermia helps to improve the blood flow through the tissue, and to maximize the effect of certain chemotherapeutics and the effect of ionizing radiation.

Depending on the indication, the treatment for each patient requires 6 to 24 applications.

The following indications are possible:

  • Rectal cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Local recurrence of breast cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • (Anal carcinoma) *

At the same time, chemotherapy is used for sarcomas, and radiation therapy or a combination of radiation and chemotherapy for other diseases. In some cases this treatment is carried out as part of scientific studies.

The increase in body heat supports chemotherapy and radiation therapy and makes them more effective.

Costs are covered by all statutory and private health insurance companies.

 

* Study planned