The Hyperthermia Cancer Institute (HCI) is the premiere center for thermal oncology specializing in hyperthermia treatment. Hyperthermia treatment heats cancerous tumors which can have many beneficial effects, typically with little or no adverse reactions. At HCI, we use the Sonotherm 1000 machine. This machine uses ultrasound energy to heat tumors as deep as 10 cm within the body to approximately 109o F for about 45 minutes. This temperature is higher than a fever, but cooler than the hottest summer day in Los Angeles.
Hyperthermia is shown to have significantly greater results when used in combination with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Heat generated by hyperthermia can directly kill cancer cells and can enhance the ability of the body’s immune system to fight the cancer. Hyperthermia can sensitize cancer cells to radiation therapy, thereby making your radiation treatments significantly more effective than radiation therapy alone. The two therapies work together to fight the growing cancer cells. Heat also prevents cancer cells from repairing the cancer-damaging effects of radiation.
Most patients experience little no side effects during hyperthermia treatments.
We treat each patient based on their specific needs to enhance and optimize treatment results. HCI offers a friendly, calming environment with caring staff where patients receive hyperthermia treatments. Our experienced staff is dedicated to working with our patients and their families to ensure the greatest benefits and care are provided during this challenging time.
The Hyperthermia Cancer Institute takes great pride in treating each individual patient based upon their specific needs to enhance treatment results, recognizing the benefits of meeting distinctive physical, emotional and spiritual requirements. Our beautiful facility combines recent technological advancements in conjunction with organic and holistic products and services. Our experienced staff is dedicated to working with our patients and their families to ensure the greatest benefits and care during this challenging time.