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Cancer treatment with hyperthermic thoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC)

Cancer treatment with hyperthermic thoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC)
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Hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) is a new technique for treating malignant neoplasms of the pleura, including aggressive types such as mesothelioma or carcinomatosis. As a rule, the therapy complements surgical intervention and is carried out in two stages. First, surgeons remove all visible cancer foci under general anesthesia. Immediately after that, the chest cavity is washed with a solution of chemotherapy drugs heated to a specific temperature (usually up to 42°C) to destroy the remaining cancer cells. The treatment method is less toxic than traditional chemotherapy. Since the chemo drug is only in the chest cavity and almost does not penetrate the bloodstream, oncologists can significantly increase the dose without fear of severe side effects. And the high temperature helps the medications to penetrate the tumor foci better and destroy the remaining cancer cells. As a result, it reduces the risk of cancer relapse. In addition, therapy is well combined with other techniques, complementing and enhancing their effectiveness. Sometimes, the so-called "bedside" HITHOC can be carried out. Then, doctors carry out the treatment using local anesthesia and puncture technology.

What’s included

Medical service

  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a thoracic surgeon
  • consultation with an anesthesiologist
  • consultation with an oncologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • blood type test (ABO, Rh)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, thyroid function tests, electrolytes, glucose, lipid panel)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • coagulation studies
  • urinalysis
  • CT scan of the abdomen
  • histopathological specimen examination
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • preoperative patient preparation
  • cytoreductive surgery
  • hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC)
  • postoperative care
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • general anesthesia
  • hospitalization
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations


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What is the cost?

The total price for Cancer treatment with hyperthermic thoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) is €29,891. However, it can vary from the specifics of each case. Get in touch to get an individual estimate.

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 14 days.

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

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Yes, the components of the deal can be changed. Get in touch with a vendor to create a personalized proposal.

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