Oxidation (increased oxygen concentration) is the most effective way to kill a cancer cell, so tumors have developed means to keep themselves hypoxic (low in oxygen). Successful oxidation can occur through natural therapies (high dose I.V. vitamin), chemical treatments (chemo), or physical interventions (radiation).
Oasis of Hope is a firm believer in ozone (or hyperbaric oxygen) therapy as an integral part of comprehensive cancer treatment. Decades of usage have demonstrated that in most cases this oxidizing strategy is efficient and effective. Our patients frequently experience tumor reduction, increased longevity, and improved quality of life.
HBO or HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy)
Before Home Box Office there was hyperbaric oxygen, also known as HBO. Another treatment that can increase oxygen levels in tumors, HBO can be used safely in concert with radiation and chemo. Critics of its use in cancer therapy have said it induces cancer cell growth, even though studies have proven otherwise; oncologists who hold that it does simply have not reviewed the published results in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Some other oncologists believe HBO is a contraindication (scenario in which a treatment shouldn’t be given) for use with certain chemo-types, including Cisplatin, because it could contribute to renal failure.