Hyperbaric oxygen and malignancies: a potential role in radiotherapy, chemotherapy, tumor surgery and phototherapy.

@article{AlWaili2005HyperbaricOA,
  title={Hyperbaric oxygen and malignancies: a potential role in radiotherapy, chemotherapy, tumor surgery and phototherapy.},
  author={Noori S. Al-Waili and Glenn J. Butler and Jorge Beale and Roger W Hamilton and Bok Y. Lee and Paul Lucas},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 9},
  pages={RA279-89}
}
Over the past 40 years, hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy has been recommended and used in a wide variety of medical conditions. In the 1950s, HBO2 was first used as a treatment, in addition to radiation, for head and neck cancers and cervical cancer. Many studies have been conducted to investigate possible therapeutic effects HBO2 as part of cancer management. Evidences showed that HBO2 improved tumor oxygenation, and treatment with HBO2 during irradiation has been shown to improve the… CONTINUE READING

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