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Oncothermia versus hyperthermia: cellular effects in complementary treatments of cancer

25 February, 2019

Oncothermia versus Hyperthermia: cellular effects in complementary cancer treatments.

Oncothermia is based on the Hyperthermia method, frequently used for cancer treatmentsBut unlike conventional Hyperthermia, Oncothermia, in addition to producing an absolute increase in the temperature of the deep tissue layers, also combines the action of the modulated electric field, with a carrier frequency of 13.56MHz, which is generated by two electrodes assets.

This electric field allows an absorption of energy in the extracellular fluid (ECM), and the imbalance and destructuration of the membrane of the cancer cells achieving important effects at only 38ºC.

Selective capacity of Oncothermia with respect to Hyperthermia

Microbiological studies have shown that cancerous tissues have a greater conductivity in relation to healthy tissues, due to metabolic differences. It is for this reason that the electric field tends to flow preferentially in the malignant tumor tissue, selecting the cells to be treated.

The natural activity of malignant cells is inhibited, dying by apoptosis, that is, by a natural process of cell death induced by the immune system without overloading toxins in the body; unlike necrosis, pathological cell death, produced in conventional hyperthermia.

Conclusion

While conventional hyperthermia disperses heat, oncothermia focuses on the tumor, captures cancer cells by the frequency they emit, focusing it and making it more effective.

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