This study investigated the effect of radiofrequency hyperthermia combined with chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer.
Methods: Seventy-five patients with advanced ovarian cancer were grouped into observation (n = 36) and control (n = 37) groups according to different treatment methods. The age of the patients in the control and the experimental groups were (55 + 11) and (53 + 12) years old, respectively. The control group was received chemotherapy alone (paclitaxel + cisplatin chemotherapy), and on the basis of systemic chemotherapy, the observation group was administered therapy in conjunction with abdominal pelvic radiofrequency hyperthermia.
Results: The tumor remission rate, ascites, serum CA125 levels, pain control, quality of life enhancement, III+IV bone marrow suppression and improvement of gastrointestinal reaction in the observation group were better than those of the control group (all P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Radiofrequency hyperthermia combined with chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer has significantly improved the tumor remission rate, ascite control and CA125 levels, and substantially reduced the gastrointestinal reaction and bone marrow suppression rate, which is worthy of intensive clinical application.