Cancer Survivors

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What is Soft Tissue Radionecrosis?

Patients who are fortunate enough to survive cancer are usually left with many negative side effects due to radiation. These side effects can include weak bones, pain, poor vascularization, slow healing wounds, painful bowel movements, painful urination, incontinence, rectal bleeding and potential surgical complications.

Why does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) work?

Cancer survivors no longer have to endure the long-lasting negative side effects of radiation. Hyperbaric treatment heals the damaged tissues and bone by promoting healthy growth of new blood vessels. Hyperbaric treatment can also ease the pain and prevent further complications if surgery is required.

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 patients with radiation damage is 30. Our dedicated specialist Dr. Paul Buza, closely monitors your progress and tracks any improvement that you may notice.

Helping Cancer Survivors:

  • 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
  • Prostate/Colon/Bladder Cancer
    • Incontinence
    • Rectal bleeding
    • Painful urination
    • Painful bowel movements
    • Chronic pain association with pelvic radiation
  • Uterine/Cervical/Ovarian
    • Incontinence
    • Rectal bleeding
    • Painful urination
    • Painful bowel movements
    • Chronic pain association with pelvic radiation
Brevard Regional Hyperbaric Center Paul W. Buza