What is EHT (Electro-Hyperthermia) cancer treatment? For a long time now, many medical professionals and patients alike have been thoroughly searching and researching for safe and effective ways to treat cancer. More commonly, we can find different types of cancer treatments such as induction therapy, stem cell transplantation, chemotherapy, etc. However, the question is which cancer treatment is truly safe and effective? The answer: there may be many other safe, effective, alternative options then many assume there to be.
The use of hyperthermia cancer therapy began thousands of years ago, during the time of Hippocrates. This approach started on the belief that a person with cancer has disturbed body heat regulation. The Greek doctor and philosopher Hippocrates revealed his discovery and said, “Those diseases which drugs cannot cure, the knife cures; those which the knife cannot cure, fire cures; those which fire does not cure must be considered incurable.” During the ancient times, hyperthermia cancer therapy was supported by the Greek philosophy, where it was believed that fire, being one of the essential elements on earth, had the highest amount of capabilities.
The classical effect of hyperthermia is through overheating a targeted malignant tissue. But since inadequate targeting can cause overheating, it can overheat healthy tissues and may cause burns or even necrosis – death of body tissue. Moreover, heat can stimulate HSP or Heat Shock Protein production. HSP production greatly affects the effectiveness of the treatment and worse, allows the cancer cells to resist heat and radiation therapies. But on the other hand, the use of lower temperatures for extended periods of treatments (same dose), has effective results for whole-body hyperthermia treatments.
Recently, a new treatment procedure has been developed around the concept of hyperthermia. This procedure is recognized as the EHT (electro-hyperthermia) cancer treatment. Unlike the classical process, EHT cancer therapy uses electricity to target a malignant tissue. The equipment used is especially designed with capacitive coupled applicators which do the matching, as well as the measuring of electric parameters in order to keep the process in control at all times. For capacitive coupling on a cancer patient, well-cooled condenser surfaces are applied to prevent any burn problems. In this procedure, a lesser amount of HSP synthesis is produced compared to the usual hyperthermia process. The aim of EHT cancer treatment is to keep the absorbed energy in the extracellular liquid. When this is heated, it allows the ion-mobility to increase, thus strengthening the metabolic rates of the cells. Through this, the cell membrane gets destroyed first before the heat-shock triggers the intra-cellular HSP production. In order to further decrease the disadvantages of conventional thermal treatments, EHT (electro-hyperthermia) cancer treatment focuses on developing the efficacy of traditional hyperthermia by extra, non-equilibrium thermal effects.
Although EHT (electro-hyperthermia) cancer treatment is illegal in the United States, it is widely used in many cancer clinics in Europe. This type of treatment is considered one of the effective methods for treating cancer especially when combined with low-dose chemotherapy. It is very safe because EHT effectively allows the low-dose chemotherapy to target and destroy only the cancer cells. EHT (Electro-Hyperthermia) cancer treatment is considered to be a highly safe and effective way of treating many different types of cancer in men and women.
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