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where can i get photodynamic therapy for oral cancer

By Anonymous June 20, 2013 - 9:40pm
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.   Photodynamic therapy is a treatment that uses a drug, called a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent, and a particular type of light. When photosensitizers are exposed to a specific wavelength of light, they produce a form of oxygen that kills nearby cells. PDT is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. PDT may also be repeated and may be used with other therapies, such as surgery, radiation or chemotherapy.  It’s important to discuss with your doctor as to which treatment would be best for you and where would he want you to be treated. In most cases, PDT is usually used to treat tumors on or just under the skin or on the lining of internal organs or cavities. PDT is also less effective in treating large tumors, because the light cannot pass far into these tumors.



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