The road to heat ….
The treatment center, Centrum Hyperthermie, originated in 2007 from the initiative of the Hyperthermie Foundation. The Hyperthermia Foundation (and the treatment center) aim to; promote research and treatment with hyperthermia.
Despite decades of research and scientific evidence, clinical hyperthermia treatments are rarely used in the Netherlands. In contrast, in more and more other countries, hyperthermia is embraced as a pillar of oncology.
In addition to chemotherapy and / or radiotherapy, hyperthermia is playing an increasingly important role worldwide.
The Hyperthermia Center stands for a personal approach within oncology, we actively think and advise patients.
In the Hyperthermia Center in Amsterdam, everything is aimed at making the patient as easy and comfortable as possible. A doctor is permanently present in the center during treatment. The practitioner (s) always stay close by and tell the patients, among other things, when to warn if something feels uncomfortable. They can then immediately adjust the equipment if necessary. The temperature, blood pressure and pulse are monitored if necessary.
At the Hyperthermia Center we have three devices for local hyperthemia treatments, one for superficial, one for medium and one for deep treatments. We also have a device for total body hyperthermia treatments.
The equipment has no effect on others in the treatment room. So if the patient likes to have company with them, there is no objection to that.
In the center there is an opportunity to freshen up and shower after the treatment.
There is also a wheelchair available if you have difficulty walking.