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photodynamic therapy

[foe-toe-die-NAM-ick] also called PDT. A treatment sometimes used for cancers of the skin, esophagus (swallowing tube), or lung. It is also being studied for use against some other tumors. A chemical is applied to the skin or injected into a vein and allowed to collect in the tumor for hours or days. A special type of laser light is then focused on the cancer. This light changes the chemical so that it can kill cancer cells with very little harm to normal cells.

Photodynamic Therapy

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Other forms of local therapy for basal and squamous cell skin ...

... Photodynamic therapy (PDT). ... For more information on this technique, see our
document Photodynamic Therapy. Topical chemotherapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-basalandsquamouscell/detailedguide/skin-cancer-basal-and-squamous-cell-treating-other-local-therapies

Local therapy for Kaposi sarcoma

... Photodynamic therapy (PDT). ... For more information on this technique, see
our document Photodynamic Therapy. Radiation therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/kaposisarcoma/detailedguide/kaposi-sarcoma-treating-local-therapy

Light Therapy

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Therapies. ... Photodynamic therapy for cancer: questions and answers ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/manualhealingandphysicaltouch/light-therapy

Types of Cancer Treatment | American Cancer Society

... We outline what a transplant is like for most people, and discuss some
of the issues that come with it. Photodynamic Therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/index

Lasers in Cancer Treatment

... It can be used with light-sensitive drugs to kill cancer cells in a treatment known
as photodynamic therapy (PDT). ... Photodynamic therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/lasers-in-cancer-treatment

What's new in malignant mesothelioma research and ...

... Photodynamic therapy. Another technique now being studied is
photodynamic therapy (PDT). For this treatment, a light-activated ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/malignantmesothelioma/detailedguide/malignant-mesothelioma-new-research

What's new in bladder cancer research and treatment?

... treatment. You can read more about this kind of treatment in our document
Photodynamic Therapy. Targeted therapies. As ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladdercancer/detailedguide/bladder-cancer-new-research

Palliative therapy for bile duct cancer

... Because these cancers tend to advance quickly, doctors try to use palliative
therapies that are less likely to affect a ... Photodynamic therapy (PDT). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bileductcancer/detailedguide/bile-duct-cancer-treating-palliative-therapy

Palliative procedures for small cell lung cancer | American ...

... Photodynamic therapy (PDT). Photodynamic ... injection. For more information,
please see our document Photodynamic Therapy. Laser therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-smallcell/detailedguide/small-cell-lung-cancer-treating-palliative