How does Optune Lua work?

Optune Lua works by creating Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), which are delivered right into the area of your body with cancer

You may be wondering what TTFields are and how they can treat mesothelioma. Here are a couple of facts:

  • TTFields are low-intensity, wave-like electric fields
    • These invisible electric fields are not strong enough to hurt you or your healthy cells, but they are strong enough to slow or stop cancer cells from dividing (splitting apart)
    • When a cancer cell divides, it creates even more cancer cells
  • TTFields may destroy some cancer cells completely
Diagram showing the division of cancer cells being interupted by TTFields to slow down or stop the process.

Optune Lua delivers TTFields, which have not been shown to affect healthy cells.

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This video explains how Optune Lua may stop cancer cells from dividing.

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Optune Lua delivers treatment with TTFields right where the mesothelioma cancer cells are located

  • Optune Lua delivers TTFields to the area of your body with cancer through transducer arrays, which are adhesive patches that stick to your skin
  • Where you put the arrays on your body matters. Each person’s body is a different shape and size and may have cancer cells in different locations. You (and your caregiver) will receive training by a Novocure Support Specialist to show you how and where to place the arrays on your upper body
Sample front and back placements of transducer arrays Watch here
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