Breast Tissue Damage and Breast Pain Treatment

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) halts radiation side effects, like damage to breast tissue, bones, skin and nerves and builds healthy new tissue and nerves.
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HBOT is a good alternative therapy for breast cancer patients who have experienced breast tissue damage as a side effect of radiation treatment. It can also be used for the treatment of breast pain associated with radiation therapy. If you are looking for HBOT therapy near you, contact us!

Hyperbarics Heals Damage to the Breast Following Cancer Treatment

Breast Tissue Damage and Breast Pain Treatment

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) halts radiation side effects, like damage to breast tissue, bones, skin and nerves and builds healthy new tissue and nerves.
Are you a Physician? View Provider version of this page

HBOT is a good alternative therapy for breast cancer patients who have experienced breast tissue damage as a side effect of radiation treatment. It can also be used for the treatment of breast pain associated with radiation therapy. If you are looking for HBOT therapy near you, contact us!

How Hyperbarics Helps

Hyperbarics have shown that they are a good therapy for breast cancer patients. Not only does it help in reducing the side effects of radiation. It can also provide relief for breast pain and even aid in repairing breast tissue damage. Here are more benefits you need to know:
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Reduces pain and swelling

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Builds new blood vessels and blood supply to healthy tissues and bones

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Builds new collagen, skin and tissues

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Mobilizes stem cells and kills infections

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It is safe, comfortable and pain-free

HBOT Halts the Ongoing Radiation Damage to Breast Tissue, Bones, Skin and Often Nerves

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an approved treatment for pain, damage, and fatigue caused by cancer treatments. It is approved by the FDA and Medicare. These cancer treatments include radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery. Patients who receive HBOT most often experience profound relief.
The truth is that radiation can cause ongoing damage. We have seen patients who had side effects from cancer treatment for 20 years. HBOT healed their bodies and got rid of their symptoms.
One of the biggest benefits of HBOT is that it halts ongoing radiation on breast tissue damage, bones, skin, and often nerves. Additionally, it builds healthy new cells and regrows tissues, muscle, skin and helps to regenerate the nerves that have been damaged. No person should have to suffer when hyperbaric oxygen therapy is available to reverse the damage, grow healthy new tissue, and relieve fatigue. With HBOT, those recovering from cancer can feel like their old selves.
It turns out that while 5 - 10% of breast cancer patients experience direct damage resulting from radiation or surgery as part of their cancer treatments. Up to 50% experience persistent and intense pain in and around the breast, armpits, shoulder, neck, nipple, or even the back. Some patients say the pain feels tight, tender, or like a burning sensation. It can cause open sores or make them feel tired all over.There is no need for you or your family members to suffer any longer.
Some patients experience intense swelling, fibrosis (scar tissue), tissue death, and skin other changes. Some patients say the pain feels tight, tender, or like a burning sensation. It can cause open sores or make them feel tired all over. Unfortunately, according to many physicians, if not treated properly, this pain could last the rest of a patient’s life.
As such, early HBOT intervention is critical in achieving success and, in some cases, preventing loss of life. One study showed that hemorrhagic cystitis patients who do not receive HBOT treatments experience a 3.7% mortality rate. Give us a call, so we can help you with breast tissue damage and return to your old self. If you are looking for HBOT therapy near you, Bay Area Hyperbarics has you covered.

Patient Experiences

Listen to what real patients have to say about their experiences.
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  • Warm & friendly, Joyce had a discolored patch about the size of a silver dollar on her breast. It was pale skin in striking contrast to the rest of her breast, which was a beautiful coffee color.

    She said the patch was still painful, and could not raise her arm above her shoulder. It just hurt too much. Thirty treatments of HBOT, and she could swing her arm in every direction, even above her head. The discolored, painful patch had healed up and disappeared. Her skin was smooth; best of all, it felt normal and didn’t hurt.

    Joyce, 33

    Regained pain-free arm movement and removed discoloration on her breast
  • Amelia was a lovely and lively 72 year old poet and world traveler. However, radiation treatments from several years past had slowly destroyed the skin tissue and her underlying rib.

    She had had two different surgeons try to close the hole that had appeared beside her nipple. The skin was fragile and would not regrow. She had 40 hyperbaric treatments, which regrew the skin and layers of breast tissue underneath

    Amelia, 72

    HBOT regrew skin and layers of breast tissue where there previously was a hole in her breast
  • Mary was a grateful, passionate, dedicated nurse who loved playing the piano. Seven years after a double mastectomy and radiation without reconstructive surgery, Mary had a patch of skin on the right side of her chest that kept thinning due to breast tissue damage.

    By the time we saw her, the skin had worn away, leaving a weeping patch of underlying tissue. The area was the size of her hand. She kept covering it with gauze and tape. It didn’t hurt, but the dripping was annoying, and it could get infected, which was dangerous for her and her patients. Also, the patch grew bigger as the skin cells continued to die. This was a side effect of the radiation. The skin grew back with 40 treatments. Mary was happily able to continue her nursing career.

    Mary , 54

    Her skin had worn away after radiation. HBOT grew her skin back
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    Joyce, 33
    Regained pain-free arm movement and removed discoloration on her breast

    Warm & friendly, Joyce had a discolored patch about the size of a silver dollar on her breast. It was pale skin in striking contrast to the rest of her breast, which was a beautiful coffee color.

    She said the patch was still painful, and could not raise her arm above her shoulder. It just hurt too much. Thirty treatments of HBOT, and she could swing her arm in every direction, even above her head. The discolored, painful patch had healed up and disappeared. Her skin was smooth; best of all, it felt normal and didn’t hurt.

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    Amelia, 72
    HBOT regrew skin and layers of breast tissue where there previously was a hole in her breast

    Amelia was a lovely and lively 72 year old poet and world traveler. However, radiation treatments from several years past had slowly destroyed the skin tissue and her underlying rib.

    She had had two different surgeons try to close the hole that had appeared beside her nipple. The skin was fragile and would not regrow. She had 40 hyperbaric treatments, which regrew the skin and layers of breast tissue underneath

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    Mary , 54
    Her skin had worn away after radiation. HBOT grew her skin back

    Mary was a grateful, passionate, dedicated nurse who loved playing the piano. Seven years after a double mastectomy and radiation without reconstructive surgery, Mary had a patch of skin on the right side of her chest that kept thinning due to breast tissue damage.

    By the time we saw her, the skin had worn away, leaving a weeping patch of underlying tissue. The area was the size of her hand. She kept covering it with gauze and tape. It didn’t hurt, but the dripping was annoying, and it could get infected, which was dangerous for her and her patients. Also, the patch grew bigger as the skin cells continued to die. This was a side effect of the radiation. The skin grew back with 40 treatments. Mary was happily able to continue her nursing career.

Patients: Start with Hyperbarics

It's easy to start with Hyperbarics. Just follow these simple steps
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Give us a call

Did a physician refer you? If so, they can download and fax us back a patient referral form. If not, our medical staff will discuss whether hyperbaric is right for you.
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We talk with your insurance

Our medical staff contacts Medicare or private insurance to receive authorization and create a plan with you.
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You get on the road to recovery

We do a medical intake, explain everything you need to know, and get started on your hyperbaric oxygen anti-aging therapy sessions.
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Still looking for answers?

We're here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help you.
  • What is Hyperbaric Medicine?
    Hyperbaric medicine, also called hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT, is a medical treatment where a patient sits or lies in a pressurized chamber and breathes 100% oxygen. In HBOT, oxygen dissolves into the blood, thus raising the oxygen concentration to very high levels. This increased oxygen is a primary building block for tissues, muscle, and bone repair. Among other benefits, it kicks off cell reproduction, heals injuries and infections more rapidly, and decreases inflammation.
  • Does HBOT kill cancer cells?
    Current research indicates that hyperbaric oxygen does not kill cancer cells. However, a small amount of research indicates that hyperbaric oxygen might reduce the size of certain tumors. Also, there has been a study on mice using hyperbaric oxygen, along with a ketogenic diet, to reduce tumors. Hyperbaric oxygen causes many different healing modalities to kick into gear. Could its effect on strengthening the immune system inhibit the growth of cancer cells? Nobody knows. Numerous studies conclusively show that hyperbaric oxygen does not encourage cancer cells or tumors to grow. Some patients claim that hyperbaric oxygen makes them feel a lot more comfortable and functional after chemotherapy and also during healing. Note that some chemotherapy drugs are not to be used with hyperbaric oxygen, as the chemotherapy drugs can be enhanced and thus become toxic. A good hyperbaric oxygen facility (such as Bay Area Hyperbarics) will always call the chemotherapy manufacturer to ensure that hyperbaric oxygen therapy will be helpful and not damaging to the patient.
  • What is the CPT code for HBOT?
    The CPT code for HBOT is G0277.
  • Does Medicare cover HBOT?
    Medicare covers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for approved conditions, and many insurance companies also cover approved conditions. We can discuss our special rates if your insurance does not approve your condition. Give us a call at (408) 356–7438. We are happy to discuss your options with you.
  • Can HBOT help Neuropathy?
    Hyperbaric treatments help heal neuropathy by regrowing small blood vessels and nerves that have died from disease, injuries from radiation, and aging. Patients often experience numbness and or pain when they start treatment. Hyperbaric treatments most often bring back sensation and make, for example, walking easier and more enjoyable.
  • Why would a physician consider HBOT?
    A physician would consider using hyperbaric chamber therapy in a variety of situations. Physicians most typically refer patients to hyperbarics when the patient is not healing with traditional medical interventions, and Medicare approves hyperbaric chamber therapy for this condition. Some patients experience significant unresolved pain and unremitting disease states that the mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric chamber are known to affect, such as the downregulation of inflammatory genes. For example, some patients have experienced severe, unremitting hives with itching, which did not improve with specialist interventions. Some physicians will consider hyperbaric chamber therapy if the patient has no other good avenues for improving their failing health, and they know the hyperbaric chamber therapy is safe and will not harm the patient.
  • What is Hypebaric Oxygen Therapy?
    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment where you inhale 100% oxygen in a chamber with increased atmospheric pressure. HBOT injects 400x the oxygen into your tissues and bones and mobilizes stem cells. It regrows healthy tissues in the brain, blood vessels, skin, and bones. It also reduces pain and swelling and speeds recovery. It is simple, effective, and painless.

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