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Title: Hyperthermia
Description: A patient being treated with hyperthermia by three physicians. Whole body hyperthermia is a method to raise a patient's body temperature for the treatment of advanced cancer. This technique is based on laboratory studies that show cancer cells are more sensitive to heat injury than normal cells. Physicians induce hyperthermia using a high-flow water suit controlled by a microprocessor, a machine which closely monitors body temperature. The patient's body temperature is raised by the insulated build-up of metabolic (body) heat, plus by the heat delivered by the warm-water suit.
Topics/Categories: People -- Adult
People -- Health Professional and Patient
Treatment -- Other Interventions
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Mike Mitchell (Photographer)
AV Number: AV-7803-0101-A
Date Created: March 1978
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.