Hyperbaric oxygen therapy effectively treats long-term damage from radiation therapy

More than 11 million people living in the U.S. today have been diagnosed with cancer, and about half of them have received radiation therapy (radiotherapy). While improved radiotherapy techniques have increased treatment precision and reduced side effects caused by radiotherapy, the high doses of radiation used to kill cancer cells may still cause long-term damage to nearby healthy cells in some […]

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of radiation-induced sequelae in children: The University of Pennsylvania experience

Hani L. Ashamalla M.D.,  Stephen R. Thom M.D., Ph.D.,  Joel W. Goldwein M.D. Abstract BACKGROUND The role of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in the treatment of radiation-related sequelae in adults is well known. In contrast, its role in the management of radiation-related sequelae in children has not been well studied. In an effort to define its value better, the authors […]

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