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Posted 04 Feb 2019 at 12:34

Does anyone use an oxygen concentrator? It was recommended to me for prostate cancer and especially for the nerve damage after radiotherapy. I have got one and use but I am a bit uncertain about the benefits and possible side effects

Posted 04 Feb 2019 at 13:40
Hi Alan and welcome to the forum though sorry for the reason that brings you here.

I haven't personally come upon an oxygen generator but perhaps somebody who has will respond shortly. It may help if you can name it and who supplied it and instructions for use. We are always interested in inovations that have been shown to have helped.

Posted 04 Feb 2019 at 16:47

Hello Barry,

I am the last person to ask for anything technical - but it is a DeVilbiss compact  home oxygen concentrator; very easy simple and easy to use. Recommended to use daily for about 45/50mins.  The theory is that getting more oxygen into the blood stream deters cancer and helps nerve damage. 

Posted 05 Feb 2019 at 01:19

Hi Alan,

DeVilbiss is best known worldwide for it's paint spraying equipment and small specialized compressors but also has a division that includes oxygen appliances for medical use The oxygen concentrator is one of them. I don't know if you have the instructions but I have read that it is advisable for a would be user to consult with his/her doctor before using such a machine for individual suitability and this seems to be good advice to me.

Certainly a good case can be made for it's use in some conditions but as the man with the machine, perhaps worth your doing some in depth research on effectiveness for PCa. I see some of the public comments on this site regarding concentrated oxygen mention Prostate Cancer. I am not able to offer an opinion on it but this reference leads me to look into it further. If you do the same and you are encouraged to use your machine, perhaps you would report this on our forum. https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/the-cancer-oxygen-connectionoxygen-to-kill-cancer/

The concept of HBO is on this Mcmillan site https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/treating/supportive-and-other-treatments/other-treatments/hyperbaric-oxygen-hbo-treatment.html#314720

But care has to be taken to avoid Oxygen Toxicity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK430743/







Edited by member 05 Feb 2019 at 01:53  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 05 Feb 2019 at 09:31



Many, many thanks for this. I will now investigate the websites you have very kindly indicated. 



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