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Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

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Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

Photodynamic therapy is used to treat some cancers and also precancerous conditions such as some basal cell carcinomas squamous cell carcinomas (but not melanoma) actinic keratoses, Bowen's disease, psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, acne and photorejuvenation of wrinkles. Very light sensitive cream is applied to the affected site which is then stimulated with a precise wavelength of light to create a chemical reaction that kills cancerous and pre-cancerous cells.

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