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1st Edition

Hyperthermia in Oncology

ISBN 9781498714464
Published May 26, 2015 by CRC Press
396 Pages 40 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Hyperthermia in oncology is the application of heat to a patient’s body for the purpose of cancer treatment. In recent years, its use has seen rapid development, with a large amount of clinical data becoming available.

Hyperthermia in Oncology synthesizes the current research on the topic and provides treatment protocols for using localized as well as whole-body hyperthermia. The differentiating characteristic of this book is the systematic documentation of evidence.

Standard procedures for cancer diagnosis, treatment, and management are included along with guidance for evaluating clinical therapeutic effects. The book examines the unique effects of hyperthermia treatment with a large quantity of evidence-based data from both medical research and clinical practice. It reviews outcomes of cancer patients clinically treated at Clifford Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility with Joint Commission International accreditation located in Guangzhou, China.

A diverse set of clinical cases is discussed. For each case, a scientific, rational, and practical patient treatment plan is presented. The amount and type of heat administered to patients are analyzed when hyperthermia is used in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or other therapeutic strategies.

Although hyperthermia is not an independent treatment method for cancer, it can play a significant synergistic and complementary role. As such, this book can serve as a valuable clinical guide for the effective use of hyperthermia in integrative cancer therapy.

Table of Contents


Overview of Hyperthermia in Oncology
Definition of Hyperthermia in Oncology
Origin and Development of Hyperthermia in Oncology
Research Status on Hyperthermia in Oncology
Development Trend of Hyperthermia in Oncology

Categories and Methods of Hyperthermia in Oncology
Categories and Methods of Traditional Hyperthermia
Categories and Methods of Modern Hyperthermia

Physical Technology and Biological Basis of Hyperthermia in Oncology
Physical Technologies of Hyperthermia in Oncology
Biological Basis of Hyperthermia in Oncology
Safety of Normal Tissues Under Cancer Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia in Oncology and Nontoxic Integrative Treatments
Hyperthermia Integrated with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Hyperthermia Integrated with Chelation and Detoxification Therapy
Hyperthermia Integrated with Medical Ozone Therapy
Hyperthermia Integrated with Cell Therapy
Hyperthermia Integrated with Acupuncture Therapy
Cancer Hyperthermia and Medicated Diet Nutrition Therapy
Hyperthermia Integrated with Psychotherapy
Hyperthermia Integrated with Traditional Natural Therapy
Hyperthermia Integrated with Systemic Biofeedback Therapy
Hyperthermia Integrated with Constitutional Alkalinization Therapy
Hyperthermia Integrated with Cryosurgical Therapy

Clinical Applications of Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatments
Local and Regional Hyperthermia
Endoceliac Chemohyperthermia
Whole-Body Hyperthermia
Informed Consent for Hyperthermia Treatment
Risk Assessment and Contingency Plan for Hyperthermia Treatment
Cancer Hyperthermia and Integrative Treatment Prescription
Integrative Hyperthermia Regimens for Common Complications of Cancer
Oppression Symptom Caused By Cancer Metastases

Integrative Hyperthermia Treatments for Different Types of Cancer
Superficial Tumors
Intracranial Tumors
Oral Cancer
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Thyroid Carcinoma
Esophageal Cancer
Lung Cancer
Breast Cancer
Liver Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Pancreatic Carcinoma
Colorectal Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Endometrial Carcinoma
Tumors of Limbs, Bones, and Soft Connective Tissues

Nursing Care Techniques on Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment
Nursing in Whole-Body Infrared Hyperthermia
Local or Regional Hyperthermia Nursing
Nursing in Hyperthermic Peritoneal Perfusion

Therapeutic Protocols of Integrated Hyperthermia Treatment for Non-Cancer Diseases
Hyperthermia Mechanisms for Noncancerous Diseases
Differences Between Modern Hyperthermia and Traditional Hyperthermia
Hyperthermia for Noncancerous Diseases

Appendix 1: General Condition Evaluation of Cancer Patients
Appendix 2: Assessment on Curative Effect
Appendix 3: Common Clinical Prescriptions of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Clifford L.K. Pang, MD, PhD, is president of Clifford Hospital in Guangzhou, China. He has also been president of the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society and chairman of the Specialty Committee of Natural Therapy of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Dr. Pang has devoted almost a decade to the theory and clinical practice of hyperthermia for cancer treatments. He has created an integrative green therapy for cancer treatment, combining hyperthermia with chelation detoxification, ozone therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, psychology, qigong, and medicated nutrition.