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Radiation Tissue Damage

Radiation is a commonly used treatment for many different medical conditions. As a therapy for various forms of cancer, it’s common for radiation to cause necrosis, the death of both cancerous and healthy cells, in the areas irradiated. 

Radiation has been known to damage blood vessels and the lack of blood supply can eventually cause non-healing wounds to form in soft tissue and bone. Acute radiation injury—damage that occurs right after treatment—usually heals with effective medical care, which may include antibiotics and blood transfusions. However, delayed radiation injury—damage that occurs at least six months after radiation treatment—tends to be more difficult to diagnose, and therefore, treat. 

The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to treat radiation tissue damage can heal the tissue by regenerating blood vessels, re-populating the damaged area with new stem cells, and accelerating all stages of wound healing. The benefits of HBOT to treat radiation tissue damage have been shown in several randomized, controlled trials, which are available in the Research & Studies section.

HBOT for Radiation Tissue Damage

HBOT benefits patients with radiation tissue damage in the following ways: 

  • Helps fight infection
  • Reduces pain
  • More oxygen speeds up repair and recovery
  • Promotes stem cell mobilization
  • Reduces inflammation

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Radiation Treatment?

There isn't a set timeline for when a person will recover from radiation treatment; it varies, depending on different factors, including the type and location of cancer and the length of time someone received treatment.

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Treating Radiation Damage with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment that targets and repairs damaged body tissue caused by radiation therapy.

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Case Study: Complete Healing from Painful, Frequent Urination after Radiation Damage from Prostate Cancer Treatment

In this case, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helped a patient with delayed radiation damage from prostate cancer, suffering from painful frequent urination.

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Symptoms of Delayed Radiation Injury

Some symptoms of delayed radiation injury include trouble swallowing, excessive dry mouth, abdominal pain, proctitis, and chest wounds.

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Find Relief from Symptoms of Radiation Damage

If you notice radiation damage symptoms post-radiation therapy, inquiring about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and taking steps to alter your diet may help.

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What To Do When Suffering Radiation Treatment Side Effects

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has joined the ranks of more traditional remedies to consider when determining how to treat radiation treatment side effects.

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Radiation to Head & Neck Can Cause Jaw Pain

Chronic jaw pain can result from radiation damage sustained during treatment for head and neck cancer.

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Causes of Hematuria: Consider This

One possible cause of hematuria that you may not have considered is delayed radiation damage, as a result of receiving radiation therapy.

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Exposure to Radiation During Cancer Treatment Can Have Negative Effects

Radiation exposure from cancer treatment may lead to serious health conditions down the road. This is known as delayed radiation injury.

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The Next Step: What to Do After Radiation Therapy

After radiation therapy, consider receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help avoid side effects caused by delayed radiation injury.

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Get In Touch

Our experienced clinical team is available to help you find out if you’re an appropriate candidate for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and to answer any additional questions about HBOT or our facilities. 

You deserve the best – our mission is to achieve patient success through personalized, innovative, and compassionate care that enhances your healing potential. We do so at the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost, with only one copay and/or less coinsurance than at a hospital-based HBOT program.

Call our offices today at (646) 846-2081 or click the button to get started with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and learn how it can help you accelerate healing and achieve optimal health!

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Woodbury, NY

(516) 757-0716

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Manhattan, NY

(646) 760-3474

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 507-3913

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Randolph, MA

(781) 961-7887

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Miami, FL


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