Category: Cancer treatment


Scientific American online recently posted a well written article about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its emergence in treating varied and new conditions.  Conditions, also know as “off-label” or “research conditions” were listed as having positive benefit from treatment with HBOT as a primary or adjuvant therapy.  The list included breast and prostate cancers, neurological diseases, […]

Researchers from the University of South Florida recently published results from a study that documented a 78% survival rate for mice with metastatic cancer that were treated with a combination of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a ketogenic diet. The news is extremely promising for humans suffering with cancer and the negative effects of many chemotherapeutic […]

A recent article published in the United Kingdom well describes the various problematic medical issues that are being successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. To read more: The diving tank that can heal leg ulcers… and it may help with migraines, too

Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, announced plans to travel to Cuba as early as Tuesday for more medical treatment after spending much of the past 18 months fighting cancer. In a written request to the legislature, Chavez said doctors have recommended he “begin special treatment consisting of various sessions of hyperbaric oxygenation” and physical therapy to […]

Board certified neurosurgeon specialist in surgical brain tumor management, Dr. Christopher Duma, who practices at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California, answers questions regarding his successful use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of an aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma.  To read more:  Oxygen chamber joins fight vs. cancer

A clinical trial utilizing hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy to increase the speed of radiation treatments for patients coping with malignant aggressive brain tumors is underway. “This is a postoperative study that focuses on using HBO as a radiation sensitizer,” says J. Paul Duic, M.D., neuro-oncologist at The Long Island Brain Tumor Center. “Once the tumor […]

It took me by surprise. The painful spider bite on my upper arm was rapidly worsening and the wound was growing larger. My doctor told me that the Brown Recluse Spider bite I had was further being complicated because of my diabetes. Suffering daily with tenderness and pulsating pain, I was unable to do household chores and night time pain interrupted my sleep. Before resorting to a skin graft, my surgeon suggested I try HBOT. My family and I watched with our own eyes as each successive treatment aided my wound closing and finally healing. An even bigger surprise was the improvement I had with problems relating to a stroke I suffered in 2004. I can now walk much farther, keep my balance, speak more clearly. Thank you to Dr. Stephens and Hyperbaric Therapy of the Lowcountry - I am so grateful!

Elaine D.