In this section, we will provide information on the treatment methods at Toyama University Hospital.
At this hospital,is being performed as medical treatment not covered by insurance.Oncothermia is performed on the affected area from the body surface using EHY2000 (Oncotherm). Although the device for treatment is used in clinical settings overseas, it is not yet approved in Japan. The research is conducted according to the standards implemented in clinical settings overseas. The basic output setting is about 140 Wat maximum, with 60 minutes of treatment period in each session. The treatment is performed 1 to 3 times a week with 8 sessions grouped as 1 cycle. If efficacy is observed, the treatment is repeated. The treatment method involves the increase of output from the initially low output, allowing safe application. Moreover, the treatment is performed without raising concern as the coordinator attends to the patients during the treatment under the guidance of the doctor. The treatment is performed by outpatient visits as a principle; however, there is no waiting time as the treatment is performed by reservation only.
According to the reports overseas on the therapeutic effects, oncothermia has been effective for various cases of tumors. However, there seems to be a general tendency for oncothermia to be more effective in carcinoma than sarcoma. The cases treated at Toyama University Hospital have shown notable efficacy in breast cancer, with effects observed in markedly progressed cases, including those with skin infiltration. Oncothermia may be used in combination with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. We are unable to provide any guarantee due to the insufficient number of cases; however, we ask the eligible patients to consult carefully with the doctor in deciding their participation in this treatment.