Title: HBOT’s effect on Cancer Patients after Radiation Therapy
Authors: Ibrahim A Albrethen, Othman A Alfahad, Mohammad M Alharbi, Thammer S Alhariki, Yahya M Zuhair, Hasna M Hamzi. Salha M Hamzi, Abdulrahman A Alhamzi, Abdulrahman N Almoutairi, Abdulaziz S Almulhem, Faiz M Alruwaili, Abdulrahman F Alharbi
It is widely accepted that radiotherapy that is often used for patients with cancer causes many side-effects in patients. In many cases, these adverse outcomes are closely connected to such patients’ particular problems – the location targeted for treatment, other complications, age, and other factors. Therefore, the treatment of these side effects comes as the next step in a patient’s healing process (Daruwalla & Christophi, 2006). One of the researched and utilized ways of managing the consequences of radiation is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). According to Moen and Stuhr (2012), HBOT’s primary purpose is to deal with hypoxia, the condition in which tissues are deprived of oxygen supply. This statement suggests that the oxygen-supplying therapy can help patients with a variety of radiation-induced problems. This review investigates the findings regarding the effectiveness of HBOT on patients who underwent radiotherapy for cancer treatment. The examination covers 12 different studies and focuses on positive and negative outcomes and the potential influence of HBOT on other therapies.