Local hyperthermia for cancer treatment involves placing local heat to cancerous areas of the body. It is currently being evaluated as a possible cancer treatment.
One research article (1) looked at local hyperthermia in animal models. They found that local hyperthermia is not used very often in cancer treatment but that it helps some cancer patients have a resolution of their cancer.
The article noted that there have been many randomized clinical trials, mainly in Europe, that have investigated the use of local hyperthermia as a way to treat cancer. They also noted that medical experience with using hyperthermia in cancer patients is increasing so that it might become a mainstream treatment for cancer in the future.
Source: 1.Jordan A, et al. Magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH): Cancer treatment with AC magnetic field induced excitation of biocompatible superparamagnetic nanoparticles. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 201 (1999) 413}419.
Dr. Adem Gunes