PDT (Photodynamic Laser Therapy)

 The gentle Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) as an alternative cancer therapy

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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a promising treatment approach in the field of alternative cancer therapy and becoming more and more sought after in addition to the commonly used chemotherapies, radiation and surgery to remove malignant tumor tissues.

In this photodynamic therapy (PDT), a light sensitive substance, called photosensitizer is injected into the patient. This medium accumulates selectively in the tumor cells.

The tumor cells would die through laser light irradiation into the tumor cells, while healthy cells remain unaffected.

Therefore, this alternative cancer therapy can be used on the body parts that are problematic for other treatments.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is much gentler on the patient and praises the director of the Centre, Dr. Siebenhüner.

Compared to other standard treatment methods, the side effects and health risks are low.

 

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The tumor tissue can be specifically treated by photodynamic therapy (PDT) because mostly only the tumor cells take up the respective photosensitizers. The healthy cells are slightly affected. Thus, only the tumor cells will die if they receive just enough of the photosensitizing substance as the laser light specifically targets the tumor cells http://pharmacieinde.fr/viagra-vs-cialis. This is the art of medicine – to the benefit of our patients.

Different photosensitizers respond to different laser colors (red, yellow, blue, green and infrared) with some colors having been developed only recently, so it is a new cancer therapy and possibility.

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After the administration of the photosensitizer when the substance has specifically saturated the tumor tissue, a second treatment step takes place.

Specifically tailored to the particular photosensitizer, laser light of a certain color results in the stimulation or activation of the photosensitizer in the corresponding tumor cells which would ultimately die by this laser irradiation.

The advantage of photodynamic therapy (PDT) cancer therapy is that the treatment is restricted only to the malignant tumor tissue by specific and selective photosensitizer structure and that it is a  concentrated laser radiation.

The surrounding healthy tissue is not affected by the photodynamic therapy (PDT). This gentle photodynamic therapy (PDT) can be applied as often as needed and can be easily combined with other cancer therapies such as chemotherapy or low-dose chemotherapy.

For a photosensitizer, we use chlorine E6, hypericin and curcumin.

Phtodynamic therapy (PDT) can treat not only tumors but also other tissue changes, such as vascular neoplasms.

In dermatology and ophthalmology, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is already established as a standard practice.

In oncology, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is applied as a minimally invasive therapy for treatment such as prostate cancer or bladder cancer. This has already been proven well to be a very gentle alternative process in our center photodynamic therapy (PDT), without causing serious side effects or pain.

But even in chronic prostatitis or benign enlargement of the prostate, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an excellent alternative therapy.

Other possible applications of photodynamic therapy (PDT):

  1. parasites, bacteria and viruses
  2. Disease
  3. Multiple Sclerosis