• What is a Novocure device and what is it used for?

    Asked by MarktheMan on Friday, April 26, 2013

    What is a Novocure device and what is it used for?

    I have been reading on another site, someone mentioned this but I never figured out just what it was. Anyone know, or used one?

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    • carm's Avatar

      Hello. Novocure is a device used for glioblastomas. It is external and the electrodes are placed on the head that deliver low intensity electic fields that are supposed to stop the growth of the tumor. I will attach a link so that you can read more about the trials. Take care, Carm RN.


      over 5 years ago
    • Thess3_13's Avatar

      My Dad has been using the device for a little over a month now. No side effects, just a little cumbersome.

      over 5 years ago
    • melee_me's Avatar

      this has more info - it's from Novocure's website http://www.novocure.com/ttf_therapy.php?ID=16

      over 5 years ago
    • FernandoRidley's Avatar

      Novocure devices are approved by FDA for the treatment of brain tumor. This device has the ability to reverse tumor growth by the use of electrical fields. This device is portable which is usually powered with batteries or plugged into an electrical outlet which can be used at home to continue normal daily activities. Over the years there are lots of new innovative medical devices appeared in the health care industry, even in future like you can read at http://www.howandwhere.co.uk/Business/What-medical-technology-and-medical-advances-do-you-see-happing-in-15-to-20-years_5976 there are great possibility of advanced medical equipment which will not prove beneficial for patients, but make doctor’s work easier too.

      over 3 years ago

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