Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer Radiation Induced Hematuria

Post-radiation hematuria (PRH), or blood clots in the urine sometimes accompanied with bladder pain or pain in the back, has been a common side effect of radiation delivered to the pelvis. This type of radiation treatment is common as a primary prostate cancer treatment as well as for men who have a prostate cancer recurrence post surgery. One treatment for PRH, which has not been studied a lot is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). Researchers evaluated the efficacy of HBO in the treatment of men suffering from PRH. Their retrospective study included all men with PRH treated with HBO in a [...]