Part 5 of the ABC news series on hyperthermia is probably the most important. In the past, we have talked about phase III clinical studies, and have shown peer-reviewed evidence that adding hyperthermia to radiotherapy and chemotherapy improves outcomes and extends life. We know it energizes the bodies immune system to fight the cancer on its own. We know it is well excepted as a cancer treatment in Europe and Asia.
But none of that matters. No matter how effective hyperthermia treatment is, it will not save your mother, your father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather or your child, if it remains relatively unknown in the U.S. Whether you know it or not, you have a choice in your medical treatment. It takes research and advocacy and the sharing of information. In this news series, you met four people who are here today because someone advocated for them and for hyperthermia.
You can help more people survive cancer. Share this story. Shed some light that there are hyperthermia treatment protocols for most cancers that have solid tumors. Tell people that hyperthermia was once an ancient medical treatment, or that it uses some of the most advanced image-guided technology in medicine. Tell them there are 30 years of scientifically proven evidence, it has FDA approval, its available in university hospitals and cancer centers in this country and can be covered by insurance. Tell them there is a map that will show them where the closest center is located. It is that simple.
See the video and full transcript at www.Good4Utah.com
Thank you to all of the generous individuals that were involved in making this story happen. Thank you to the ABC Good4Utah news team for taking on topics that help others. To Gamma West Cancer Services for not backing away from patients that others have given up on. And to my co-workers at Pyrexar Medical, particularly Paul Turner, who continues to improve this technology, and has for over 40 years. Thank you.
See the complete ABC News series Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 • Part 5