Cancer Treatment

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (also called PDT, photoradiation therapy, phototherapy, or photochemotherapy) is a promising new FDA-approved treatment for some cancer types. Photodynamic therapy is presently being used for esophageal cancer, and early stage lung cancer (excluding mesothelioma), where it has been shown to be more than 90 percent effective. Photodynamic therapy is also being utilized as an investigational therapy for obstructive lung cancer, Barrett's esophagus, head and neck cancer, and skin cancer. Skin cancers (basal cell and squamous cell), may also be effectively treated with PDT.

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