Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is widely accepted as an effective treatment for delayed radiation injuries.
HBOT works by improving blood circulation, supplying more oxygen to damaged tissue, reducing scarring, and increasing stem cell activity.
Common treatment sites include the jaw, neck, and pelvis.
Important: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat delayed radiation injuries, not
for acute radiation injuries, acute radiation syndrome (ARS), or radiation poisoning.
Delayed Radiation Injuries (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
page in the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society resource library to learn more about the mechanisms and efficacy of
hyperbaric oxygen, clinical results, and future areas for research.
Radionecrosis ranks among the most well-researched and common uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy today. Medical science
offers few other options for cancer patients who suffer delayed radiation injuries. As more oncologists employ more
powerful and sophisticated radiation therapy technologies, more patients will be healed. And more will be hurt. So the
lack of access to accredited hyperbaric facilities and certified hyperbaric physicians and technicians is
public health deficiency.