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Coin-sized photodynamic therapy device effectively treats basal cell carcinoma at home

Written by Jolie Neill

multiple myeloma

A breakthrough pilot study in Brazil has demonstrated that a new coin-sized prototype photodynamic therapy (PDT) device can effectively and less painfully treat basal cell carcinoma (BCC) at home. Basal cell carcinoma accounts for 70% of skin cancer cases and its prevalence continues to increase. BCC is primarily caused by exposure to sun or following radiation therapy as a child. Few generalizations can be made about BBC since it comes in multiple forms that look and act differently, however, it normally develops on the head and neck, grows slowly and rarely metastasizes. Photodynamic therapy has been proven as an effective...

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