HBO Therapy after radiation damage from Cyberknife Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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HBO Therapy after radiation damage from Cyberknife Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

by Akira on Sat Aug 11, 2012 03:11 PM

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I am a loving daughter assisting and supporting my father who is trying to regain some quality of life and relief from constant pain as a result of having Cyberknife Prostate Cancer Treatment approximately 1 1/2 years ago. He has always been a strong and active person and was asymptomatic but his PSA # was increasing when he was wrongly convinced to have the Cyberknife radiation treatment. He is 77 years old and still "enjoyed" working full time up to that time. Everything has drastically changed and not for the better. His urologist and radiation oncologist said Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment seemed to be his only option for possible relief. He has had 19 visits for 2 hrs a day and said he has more pain and has felt worse throughout. He was told by 20 visits that they would know if HBO therapy would work for him. They only said he could keep trying but under the circumstances they couldn't say if it would work for him so he has decided to stop.

The first time we have ever heard of bladder cystitis was on a cat scan report that was just done because of his increase in negative symptoms. Only because my husband used these new key words for a search did he find this site. I am grateful for that. Has anyone else had the same negative problems with HBO therapy and continued with a successful outcome? I want to thank others who have shared their experiences on this site it is invaluable. Good luck and best wishes to all of you on this tough journey.

RE: HBO Therapy after radiation damage from Cyberknife Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

by genemyers on Sun Aug 12, 2012 02:22 AM

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It sounds like your father is getting pain from the side effects of radiation and the Hyperbaric oxygen seemed to make it worse.

To heal radiation damage and scaring in the bowels a combination of the drugs Trental and Losartan can be tried. Also vitamin E is sometimes added to this. There is published literature to support this approach.

Hyperbaric oxygen is frequently used to heal the blood vessels and scaring in the bowels caused by radiation. This will result in bleeding. 

Another approach for bleeding, not widely used is to give Leukine shots. Leukine is an immune system enhancer. There are published studies to support Leukine for this.

Also add fiber to the diet so that stools are soft.

If the problem is gas and cramps causing pain that can happen after radiation, try probiotics and/or yogurt with active cultures. 

If the problem is diarrhea caused by radiation, try Imodium.

Hope this helps.  Best wishes to you and your father.

Gene

RE: HBO Therapy after radiation damage from Cyberknife Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

by rjcrossley on Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:47 AM

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On Aug 11, 2012 3:11 PM Akira wrote:

I am a loving daughter assisting and supporting my father who is trying to regain some quality of life and relief from constant pain as a result of having Cyberknife Prostate Cancer Treatment approximately 1 1/2 years ago. He has always been a strong and active person and was asymptomatic but his PSA # was increasing when he was wrongly convinced to have the Cyberknife radiation treatment. He is 77 years old and still "enjoyed" working full time up to that time. Everything has drastically changed and not for the better. His urologist and radiation oncologist said Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment seemed to be his only option for possible relief. He has had 19 visits for 2 hrs a day and said he has more pain and has felt worse throughout. He was told by 20 visits that they would know if HBO therapy would work for him. They only said he could keep trying but under the circumstances they couldn't say if it would work for him so he has decided to stop.

The first time we have ever heard of bladder cystitis was on a cat scan report that was just done because of his increase in negative symptoms. Only because my husband used these new key words for a search did he find this site. I am grateful for that. Has anyone else had the same negative problems with HBO therapy and continued with a successful outcome? I want to thank others who have shared their experiences on this site it is invaluable. Good luck and best wishes to all of you on this tough journey.

Hi Akira Please tell him to not lose hope just yet I have seen a few patients say this same thing, with Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment.  That the pain just got worse when they were being treated. Oxygen cause pain see the link below but it also cause by a thing called a healing crises. Its the way the body's heals it self. With  Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment it enables his body  heal faster So his body will try to get as much blood supply into the damages areas as it can this cause a bit more swelling then normal and with the body healing and  trying to get rid of the toxins from repairs to tissue as well it will swell up more causing the pain and with radiation there is a lot of  damage and though Also the healing crises will move things around . as it repairs things  like damage nerves fibers it can cause a lot of pain but it a healing pain not a damaging disease pain. Oxygenhttp://www.majidali.com/the_oxygen_view_of_pain.htm&nb

Ray   

RE: HBO Therapy after radiation damage from Cyberknife Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

by skidan on Sun Aug 12, 2012 01:09 PM

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On Aug 11, 2012 3:11 PM Akira wrote:

I am a loving daughter assisting and supporting my father who is trying to regain some quality of life and relief from constant pain as a result of having Cyberknife Prostate Cancer Treatment approximately 1 1/2 years ago. He has always been a strong and active person and was asymptomatic but his PSA # was increasing when he was wrongly convinced to have the Cyberknife radiation treatment. He is 77 years old and still "enjoyed" working full time up to that time. Everything has drastically changed and not for the better. His urologist and radiation oncologist said Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment seemed to be his only option for possible relief. He has had 19 visits for 2 hrs a day and said he has more pain and has felt worse throughout. He was told by 20 visits that they would know if HBO therapy would work for him. They only said he could keep trying but under the circumstances they couldn't say if it would work for him so he has decided to stop.

The first time we have ever heard of bladder cystitis was on a cat scan report that was just done because of his increase in negative symptoms. Only because my husband used these new key words for a search did he find this site. I am grateful for that. Has anyone else had the same negative problems with HBO therapy and continued with a successful outcome? I want to thank others who have shared their experiences on this site it is invaluable. Good luck and best wishes to all of you on this tough journey.

If the pain is coming from the colon and it is bleeding you may want to try carafate suspension enama's once in the morning and another in the evening. Carafate is used for ulcers however it is all part of the digestive system and it worked wonders for me.

RE: HBO Therapy after radiation damage from Cyberknife Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

by ChaChasGps on Thu Sep 13, 2012 02:54 PM

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My husband also has radiation cystitis. He had Brachytherapy 6 1/2 years ago, and has been living with the pain since about a year after treatment. His Dr.'s recommended an interthecal pain pump to deliver morphine to the affected area via his spine. They did 30 days of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at that time. The pump had to be removed 2 years later after 2 life threatening infections. He is still in intense pain and taking opiates to make life bareable. 

I am trying to find other men who also have R.C. so that he can connect with them. I'm sure it will help all who participate. There must be more men out there who have this. It can't be this rare!

Thanks for reading this and I hope to hear from you.

Best,
Mare 

RE: HBO Therapy after radiation damage from Cyberknife Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

by rjcrossley on Sat Sep 15, 2012 06:20 AM

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On Aug 11, 2012 3:11 PM Akira wrote:

I am a loving daughter assisting and supporting my father who is trying to regain some quality of life and relief from constant pain as a result of having Cyberknife Prostate Cancer Treatment approximately 1 1/2 years ago. He has always been a strong and active person and was asymptomatic but his PSA # was increasing when he was wrongly convinced to have the Cyberknife radiation treatment. He is 77 years old and still "enjoyed" working full time up to that time. Everything has drastically changed and not for the better. His urologist and radiation oncologist said Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment seemed to be his only option for possible relief. He has had 19 visits for 2 hrs a day and said he has more pain and has felt worse throughout. He was told by 20 visits that they would know if HBO therapy would work for him. They only said he could keep trying but under the circumstances they couldn't say if it would work for him so he has decided to stop.

The first time we have ever heard of bladder cystitis was on a cat scan report that was just done because of his increase in negative symptoms. Only because my husband used these new key words for a search did he find this site. I am grateful for that. Has anyone else had the same negative problems with HBO therapy and continued with a successful outcome? I want to thank others who have shared their experiences on this site it is invaluable. Good luck and best wishes to all of you on this tough journey.

Hi Akira sorry to heir about you father I know from my research that Hyperbolic Oxygen Treatment will help him more having it then not but  the one problem with it is with radiation damage and as his body repairs that damage  it can cause a lot of pain and for him to put up with it for 19 visits is truly a testament to him

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