Hyperthermia Treatment Preplanning Using Advanced Electromagnetic and Thermal Simulation•Hyperthermia: Induced heat for cancer therapy. Hyperthermia is a therapy in which tissue temperature is raised to 410C or higher (approximately 420C --450C) by external
•3000 B.C, ancient Egypt, India, and Greece started to use heat to treat patients.
•Egypt: breast cancer patients were treated with immersion in hot water, or with a “fire drill”.
•India: a month-long program of heating by steam baths, feeding with oils and rice, and the administration of purgatives.
•Greek: physicians recommended the use of heat when surgery was not possible. Greek HYPER ("to raise") and THERME ("to heat").