OxyFile #186

UI  - 93137111
TI  - Questionable methods of cancer management: hydrogen peroxide and
      other 'hyperoxygenation' therapies.
AB  - Hyperoxygenation therapy--also called oxymedicine,
      bio-oxidative therapy, oxidative therapy, and oxidology--is
      a method of cancer management based on the erroneous concept that
      cancer is caused by oxygen deficiency and can be cured by
      exposing cancer cells to more oxygen than they can tolerate. The
      most highly touted hyperoxygenating agents are hydrogen
      peroxide, germanium sesquioxide, and ozone. Although these
      compounds have been the subject of legitimate research, there is
      little or no evidence that they are effective for the treatment
      of any serious disease, and each has demonstrated potential for
      harm. Therefore, the American Cancer Society recommends that
      individuals with cancer not seek treatment from individuals
      promoting any form of hyperoxygenation therapy as an
      alternative to proven medical modalities.
LA  - Eng
SO  - CA Cancer J Clin 1993 Jan-Feb;43(1):47-56