Whole Body Hyperthermia – Cancer Treatment

What is Whole Body Hyperthermia?

Whole Body Hyperthermia is a high-tech medical procedure where systemic core body temperature is elevated. When the core temperature of the body is raised many functions are accelerated and become more efficient; most significantly, the immune system becomes more active and much more aggressive. Enzymatic activity increases several fold, making the immune system a decisive weapon to fight cancer. In addition cancer cells cannot cope with high temperatures as normal cells do, making them
an easier target for our immune system to attack and destroy.

Is Whole-Body Hyperthermia safe?

Yes, we understand that one of the body’s most common mechanisms of defense is fever; a series of physiological events that raises the temperature of the body to fight and destroy infections and other processes like cancer. Normal cells withstand heat with no harm, whereas cancer cells, already metabolically handicapped, fall prey to fever’s effects.

Why is Whole-Body Hyperthermia effective against cancer?

Medical hyperthermia attacks a cancer cell on two fronts: one, by strengthening the immune system to fight the cancer cell more aggressively, and second, by making the cancer cell more susceptible to damage, because of the metabolic effects of higher temperature and higher oxygen saturation that hyperthermia and, incidentally fever, produce in the body. Medical hyperthermia mimics fever, the natural defense system to help the body regain control over abnormal cellular behavior.

“Over the space of 40 years we built an integrative, complementary protocol and procedures that support
hyperthermia’s effectiveness and safety for the benefit of our patients.”
Rodrigo Rodriguez, MD

Why should Medical Hyperthermia be “Whole-Body”?

BioCare recognized over two decades ago that Whole-Body Hyperthermia is a powerful weapon for the treatment of cancer. Back in the 1990s we created a team of highly trained professionals to implement this procedure for the benefit of our patients. This is an in-house protocol performed under professional surveillance and care to guarantee effectiveness and safety. Focal, or localized, therapy for cancer can only target pre-identified cancer activity. Whole Body Hyperthermia, on the other hand, searches for and destroys or damages every cancer cell in the “whole” body. That is why Whole-Body Hyperthermia represents a monumental achievement in the
treatment of cancer.

We have documented thousands of cases, performed with virtually no side effects. We are proud to say medical hyperthermia is a sound, very effective and safe medical procedure. We are affiliated with international medical hyperthermia groups, and have attended important medical hyperthermia seminars and meetings around the world.
Over the space of 40 years we built an integrative, complementary protocol and procedures that support hyperthermia’s effectiveness and safety for the benefit of our patients.

Am I a candidate for this procedure?

Every case is unique; our team of doctors are always available to review the medical information of your case. We invite you to share and discuss your medical information with our team of experts in the treatment of cancer, and review the benefits of every medical protocol we offer for your personalized treatment plan.


Dr. Rodrigo Rodriguez
BioCare Hospital & Wellness