fever therapy


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py·ro·ther·a·py

(pī'rō-thār'ă-pē),
Treatment of disease by inducing an artificial fever in the patient.
Synonym(s): therapeutic fever

fever therapy

Controlled hyperthermia Oncology Induced hyperthermia, which enhances immune function, related to the release of a wide variety of pyrogenic–and nonpyrogenic—cytokines; FT may be used to enhance tumor cell lysis, and is most successful when combined with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Cf BCG therapy, Fever.

fever therapy

Therapy involving artificially produced fever. This is accomplished by exposure to high environmental temperature or by the injection of foreign proteins.
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Impressive effects of hyperthermia, both internally induced as fever therapy, and external applications, have been proven again and again in scientific studies.
Now as far as cancer is concerned, the fact that there have been repeated examples of spontaneous regressions and/or remissions of metastatic disease following febrile illnesses has formed the basis for fever therapy in oncology.
Another basis for fever therapy is the weight of evidence showing an inverse relationship between the number of febrile illnesses in a person's life and subsequent risk for cancer.
Developed by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, who in 1976 recovered from stage IV testicular cancer using nontoxic treatment and no chemotherapy or radiation, and based on self-experience, extensive research, and decades of clinical practice, the treatment consists of mobilizing the immune system with fever therapy (hyperthermia), inoculation with immune cells, the use of the botanical mistletoe, supportive nutrients, and diet and lifestyle changes.
Bull believes that fever-range temperatures are sufficient (along the lines of the cancer remissions effected with fever therapy a century ago by William B.