Skin Cancer to be Treated by an Easier Painless Sticking Plaster Therapy
A “painless and without aftereffects” treatment is round the corner for people suffering from skin cancer. Doctors and researchers in Scotland claim that they have successfully experimented on almost 50 patients with 90% cure rate, a sticking plaster called Ambulight capable of destroying the cancer cells with the help of small light combined with chemical cream. The best part of the treatment is that it leaves no visible scars.
In this treatment, a chemical, which is harmless to the skin is applied, this is followed by turning on of LED after 3 hours for a specific time period which transforms the applied chemical into lethal drug destroying the cancer cells without harming the healthy ones.
Prof. James Ferguson, the developer of the technology, who is also a Consultant Dermatologist at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, claims that the treatment till now have resulted into 80-90% cure completely and he expects improvements in the therapy.
Discussing further advantage of the Ambulight PDT (photodynamic therapy), Prof. Ferguson said that is that it is portable with a size of a computer mouse and therefore can easily be taken home by the patients, giving them an option of staying away from hospital while treatment.
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