Delayed radiation injury due to treatment for head and neck cancer can result in symptoms ranging from redness, swelling and visible sores to jawbone fractures, dental complications, loss of appetite and difficulty swallowing.
There are possible side effects to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, but they are usually mild. These can include feeling lightheaded and fatigued.
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While studies support the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy when used to help treat various medical conditions, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy is appropriate for your situation.