Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Using special light against cancer – a new treatment modality. In Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) light used to destroy cancer tissue.

How is Photodynamic Therapy used?

In photodynamic therapy, special dye positioned in or on the tissue where it specifically accumulates in the tumor tissue. But By using a special light, usually a laser, the area made fluorescent. Therefore, Damage to the tumor cell and subsequent cell death produced. This curative approach aimed at superficial cutaneous and mucosal tumors because of the depth of the light penetration. PDT is more and more used in palliative oncology since it allows for the interstitial application of thin light applicators which effectively destroy the tumor in a minimally invasive manner, with the least discomfort for the patient.

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Which diseases treated with PDT – Photodynamic Therapy

Which diseases are treated with photodynamic therapy, or PDT? Take a look below at the most commonly treated disease including various types of cancer, tumors, and more:

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