Transurethral prostate hyperthermiaTransurethral prostate hyperthermia
The prostate hyperthermia can be considered as an alternative to radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer and benign prostatic enlargement, but also in prostatitis pain symptom.
In prostate cancer usually concomitant hormone therapy is recommended. With prostate hyperthermia can also be treated without prior biopsy, see: Biopsy? Surgery?
The prostate hyperthermia is an alternative to surgical treatment measures, should the existing symptoms not improve, and/or should the cancer not respond enough, a necessary surgery or radiotherapy after thermotherapy treatment is possible at any time.
After injecting a local anesthesia and lubricant into the urethra, a special catheter is inserted and fixed. During therapy, the patient lies on a comfortable couch. He is connected to the catheter with the therapy device. The unit heats the prostate to 48 to 52 degrees and holds this temperature during the typically required 180 minutes.
This leads to a selective destruction of cancerous tissue in the prostate. Characterized in that the tumor tissue dies in the surrounding healthy tissue and organs are not damaged, immune cells are activated, which transport away the dead tissue, and present it to other immune cells, such that there may be a specific immune development.
General anesthesia is not required, but only a local anesthetic. The therapy can be performed as an outpatient. Usually only two treatments are necessary.
Transurethral prostate hyperthermia
Hyperthermia treatments for prostate problems or illnesses have been established as one of the most successful therapies at our center. The key treatment is a transurethral hyperthermia and as an important addition a short series of mild - moderate whole body hyperthermia treatments. Your individual treatment will be carefully planned based on the symptoms and present findings.
Prostatitis (prostate inflammation):
A cure for this disease - often young men - can be can be difficult. In to 90 percent (!) of inflammation of the prostate is – according to a publication of the German Medical Journal – the inflammation is not caused by bacteria, so antibiotics are not indicated . Our multimodal therapy approach with hyperthermia and natural healing substances has proven to be very effective in chronic prostatitis.
Symptoms of prostatitis may include pain in the lower abdomen and back, problems with urination, feeling of pressure in the perineal area, pain during intercourse and also an elevated PSA level. Therapeutically antibiotics are indicated in the (rare) bacterial prostate inflammation, in non-bacterial prostatitis whole body hyperthermia, local deep hyperthermia of the prostate, a prostate thermal therapy and an individual orthomolecular approach based on laboratory analysis with anti-inflammatory and immune modulating substances can be very helpful.
Prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement)
In benign prostate enlargement, which in extreme cases may result in surgery or wearing of a catheter, we were able to achieve impressive results with hyperthermia treatment.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a common disease in men aged 50 years with an approximate incidence of every 10th man. It is caused by nodes (adenomas) that grow in different sizes and often push onto the urethra or the bladder. This results in frequent urination and the weakening of the urinary flow.
As long as the cancer is confined to the prostate, a complete cure is possible. Five years after the initial therapy 80% of patients are alive today when the tumor is detected early; if it is confined to the prostate, more than 90%. In order to remove the tumor almost reflexively surgery (prostatectomy) or radiation therapy has been suggested and implemented. This results in the risk of side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
More and more often today gentle methods, as well as a wait and see attitude (watch & wait) - especially in the elderly - have its place and will be chosen instead of the invasive method such as prostatectomy. Many men do so - after careful education and treatment planning - the method of local prostate hyperthermia in combination with some temporary hormonal therapy and comprehensive rehabilitation program in orthomolecular medicine - with good success. But also in combination with radiation therapy, hyperthermia offers a valuable synergy - Hyperthermia enhances the oxygen partial pressure in cancer tissues, thus increasing the sensitivity to ionizing radiation.