What is it about?

Using a topical cream , such as Metvix, activated by red light, to kill some common skin cancers.

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Why is it important?

Treatment is minimum invasive, no radiation involvement, and it works.


Writing this article was a great pleasure , and I hope this article makes photodynamic therapy more accessible to people with common skin cancers such as Actinic Keratosis , Superficial Basal Cell Cancer or Bowen's Disease, and that Government Health Care Agents should consider to support patients with this treatment in their health care insurance program .

Dr Edward Yu
Western University

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This page is a summary of: Photodynamic Therapy: The Light Treatment for Cutaneous Non- Melanoma Malignancies, Current Cancer Therapy Reviews, December 2016, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/1573394712666160919104726.
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