This story continues on from the previous article ‘Cancer Patient Discusses her Hyperthermia Treatment’.
Two years after her diagnosis Carmina was referred to University College Hospital, where she saw Professor John Kelly.
He told her about a new treatment they were trialing where they heat the bladder using microwaves and then fill it with a chemotherapy drug.
He explained it was a double strength attack — the temperature damages the cancer cells and so does the chemotherapy, but the normal cells in the area recover.
Carmina would be able to keep her bladder and it could all be done under local anesthetic. Carmina felt she had nothing to lose.
Valente underwent the first treatment in July 2010. She was given an anesthetic gel and a tube was inserted into her bladder. It was linked to a machine which fired the microwaves. “It felt very warm — and odd,” said Carmina.
The same machine also delivered the chemotherapy drugs. It took about an hour, while Carmina “read a book and chatted to the nurses.” The chemotherapy made her bladder feel sore and irritated.
After every treatment, Carmina’s husband Francisco or her son Luis, 27, would drive her home, and she would then take the next morning off work.
Carmina had one treatment per week for six weeks, and her next test was clear.
In the two years since then, she’s had no sign of the cancer.
“And the best thing of all is that I still have a normal bladder,” she said.
At Angeles Health we use Systemized Ozonised Hyperthermia, an external process that introduces oxygen rather than chemotherapy into the bloodstream. We have had great success with this technique.
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