Breast Cancer Survivors

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What is Soft Tissue Radionecrosis?

The reason hyperbaric treatment is helpful to patients who have prior radiation to the breast and chest is the formation of new blood vessels, soft tissues and bone.  The same treatment that cured the cancer can have lasting negative side effects which can make returning to normal life difficult.  Hyperbaric treatment often eases the chronic pain and prevents further complication if additional surgery is required.

Why does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) work?

HBOT treatments is exceptionally beneficial to breast cancer survivors who have history of radiation. Hyperbaric treatment heals the damaged tissues by promoting healthy growth of new blood vessels. Our dedicated specialist Dr. Paul Buza works very closely with local Plastic Surgeons who specialize in reconstructive surgery to ensure patient. Breast cancer survivors now have a treatment options to treat complications.

How often is treatment?

Treatments are conducted Monday through Friday. Each treatment is about two hours long. We are accommodating to our patient’s active schedules by having several start times.

How many treatments do I need?

The national average for the number of hyperbaric treatments given to breast cancer survivors with radiation damage is 30. Our dedicated specialist Dr. Paul Buza, closely monitors your progress and tracks any improvement that you may notice.

  • Breast Cancer
    • Painful Breast Syndrome
      • Chronic pain of the breast and chest wall associated with radiation
    • Non-healing surgical complications
    • Radiation damage to the soft tissue and skin
Brevard Regional Hyperbaric Center Paul W. Buza