Photodynamic Therapy Synopsis

Photodynamic Therapy also known as photochemotherapy, is a fast growing technique which was initially devoted to cancer care but which is now recognized as a promising treatment in a variety of clinical fields. It may be thought of as a specialized, and targeted form of chemotherapy that utilizes the interaction of a tissue sensitizing drug, light and oxygen, causing photochemical destruction of diseased tissue. As a treatment modality for tumors of various kinds, photodynamic therapy has undergone many extensive clinical trials, and has been approved for use in several countries. Photodynamic therapy offers certain advantages over other therapies such as chemotherapy and ionizing radiation. Photodynamic therapy is some cases a better option and less risk than surgical procedure. (Treatment Indications)