hyperthermia therapy

Pronunciation: (HY-per-THER-mee-uh THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures to damage and kill cancer cells or to make cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of radiation and certain anticancer drugs.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2006-04-19Hyperthermia in Cancer TreatmentEl uso de la hipertermia en el tratamiento del cáncer