Local – Regional
Heats a smaller area of the body or the tumor itself. The heat may be applied to the surface of the body (superficial hyperthermia), inside normal body cavities, or deep in tissue through the use of needles or probes (interstitial hyperthermia).
Systemic (Whole Body)
The entire body temperature is raised to 39 – 43 °C (102 to 109 °F). Typically used to treat metastatic cancer (cancer that spread to many parts of the body).