Soft Tissue Sarcoma Hyperthermia
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Hyperthermia Treatment for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Hyperthermia is another advanced method of treating soft tissue sarcoma that we use at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). This leading-edge medical treatment uses heat to destroy or damage cancer cells.
During this non-invasive procedure, heat increases blood and oxygen circulation within the sarcoma tumor, helping to damage the cancer cells, or kill the cells completely. Heat also makes cancer cells more vulnerable to the effects of other treatments, like radiation therapy and certain chemotherapy drugs. Therefore, soft tissue sarcoma hyperthermia treatment is most often used in conjunction with one of these other therapies.
Types of Hyperthermia for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
At CTCA, we offer two types of hyperthermia treatment for soft tissue sarcomas:
- Local Hyperthermia – Exposes a small area (such as a superficial tumor) to high temperatures.
- Deep Tissue Hyperthermia – Provides therapeutic heating to deep-seated tumors that are located more than 3 cm under the skin surface.