Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by CJANELLE on Mon Jan 23, 2012 06:31 PM

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Hello all. It has been quit sometime since I've posted. Mom is doing well and is now 3 years post tumor removal and now taking Avastin alone. All MRI's have been clear for over a year and a half. It has been quit the jouney. (I'm sure you all understand)

I wanted to know if anyone knew of any GBM patients that used Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and if so is there a benefit to using it? A hospital in our area wants to do a consulation with my mom and I wasn't sure if we should go. We spoke with her Neurologist about it and he just said there was no reseach for GBM patiets that he knew of. 

If anyone has used it or is contimplating using it I would love to hear your expericences. Thanks!

RE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by jon4156 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 01:10 AM

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This is a good example of why patients need to do research and not rely entirely upon their doctors knowledge.  Here are some links regarding hyperbaric treatment for GBM patients.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/206835

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00936052

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1506/preclinical-trials-suggest-hy

RE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by Cristiana on Tue Jan 24, 2012 01:27 AM

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Hi Janelle,

How wonderful that youe Mother is doing so well, gives us lots of hopes.

Did she have any recurrrence for taking Avastin ??

Thanks Cris

RE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by CJANELLE on Wed Jan 25, 2012 03:34 AM

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On Jan 24, 2012 1:10 AM jon4156 wrote:

This is a good example of why patients need to do research and not rely entirely upon their doctors knowledge.  Here are some links regarding hyperbaric treatment for GBM patients.

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Thanks for the info Joh!!

RE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by CJANELLE on Wed Jan 25, 2012 03:36 AM

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On Jan 24, 2012 1:27 AM Cristiana wrote:

Hi Janelle,

How wonderful that youe Mother is doing so well, gives us lots of hopes.

Did she have any recurrrence for taking Avastin ??

Thanks Cris

She has been recurrence free since just doing Avastin alone. Im not even as nervous anymore when she does scans. She will do one within the next 2 weeks. I promise to keep you all updated. 

RE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by rfisherman on Thu Jan 03, 2013 02:33 AM

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Hello, I thought i'd tell you that my Dad was diagnosed with a nasty GBM on 5/1/2011 and we just finished 40 sessions of oxygen therapy to combate the necrosis caused by radiation. I can update you in a few months to let you know if it had anti tumor effects as well. My research suggests that it should.

RE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by rfisherman on Fri Jan 18, 2013 05:03 PM

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CJANELLE,

We are considering doing another 2 rounds of Avastin to combat radiation necrosis, but are nervous because after the first 3 rounds we did six months ago Dad had some spontaneous external bleeding and his voice turned into a whisper. How frequently does your mom do Avastin still, and what are her side effects if any? thanks!

RE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by vwxyz on Sat Jan 19, 2013 06:09 AM

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i always thought hyperbaric oxygen therapy helped people heal faster, so it is a good treatment for the body.  Where it is used for many different reasons, I have a friends who's son was affixiated with carbon monoxide poisoning.  They put him in a hyperbaric oygen environment and he is doing well. 

RE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by CJANELLE on Fri Feb 01, 2013 08:06 PM

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Hi rfisherman,

My mom takes Avastin once a month alone. She's been able to skip two months lat year. 

RE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for GBM Patients

by rfisherman on Sat Feb 02, 2013 06:21 PM

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CJANELLE,

have you noticed any side effects?

thanks

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