Northeast Radiation Oncology Center is one of only two locations in Pennsylvania where patients can benefit from Hyperthermia Therapy. Hyperthermia Therapy is a treatment used in battling cancer by heating tumors. This therapy in combination with radiation therapy has been evaluated in clinical studies for the treatment of a number of different cancers that are progressive or recurrent despite conventional therapy.
These cancers include breast and chest wall, prostate, melanoma, head/neck, sarcomas and others.
This technology presents a brighter future for cancer patients, as it can improve their quality of life, and diminish cancer recurrences. Coupled with radiation therapy, studies show that hyperthermia may double the tumor response rate for some recurrent and progressive tumors, when compared to using radiation therapy alone.