Hyperbaric Oxygen

Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT) is currently used by cancer patients of all types at various stages of treatment to accelerate the healing process and change the tumor environment.

Infusing the body with pure oxygen has a number of anti-cancer healing properties and has been shown effective in studies on mice with implanted human brain tumors. 

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The videos below demonstrate how it works and how it benefits those with cancer.

And if there is no Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center nearby, hospitals often have the machines, which could be an avenue of access.

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Title: Hyperbaric oxygen as an adjunctive therapy in treatment of malignancies, including brain tumours

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4971045/

Summary: From 2016, this study reviewed the data on HBOT and cancer to date and came to the conclusion that HBOT is well-tolerated, non-toxic, and can inhibit tumor growth and cause cancer cell death (apoptosis).  

Key takeaways:

  • There was little to no toxicity amongst patients
  • It is a promising treatment that should be explored further based on the current data

 


 

Title: Radiotherapy after hyperbaric oxygenation in malignant gliomas

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26414129/

Summary: From 2016, this study reviewed studies chronicling 200 patients who have participated in various trials involving HBOT and found that most, if not all, showed improved patient outcomes.

Key takeaway(s):

  • There was little to no toxicity
  • The authors concluded: “This systematic review[s] suggests that the addition of HBO to RT is tolerated and may be beneficial in patients with high-grade gliomas.”

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