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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Apr;47(2):77-93. doi: 10.5090/kjtcs.2014.47.2.77. Epub 2014 Apr 10.

Current status of oncothermia therapy for lung cancer.

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Department of Biotechnics, St. Istvan University, Godollo, Hungary.

Abstract

Lung cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors, and it has the highest death rate. Oncothermia is a feasible and successful treatment for lung cancer. Results show a remarkable survival benefit for patients, with a good quality of life. The treatment has no, or in some cases mild, side-effects and could decrease the adverse effects of the complementary treatment. Applying oncothermia together with other treatment methods could increase the effects and result in better performance. A comparison of studies demonstrates a good correspondence in the data, which strengthens the reliability of the studies, and clearly shows the feasibility of the application of oncothermia to treating all kinds of pulmonary malignancies including non-small-cell and small-cell primary tumors, and all of the metastatic diseases of the pulmonary system.

KEYWORDS:

Fever; Hyperthermia; Lung neoplasms; Meta-analysis

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