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To help them live longer and improve their quality of life. Although PDT works and causes few long-term problems, it’s not widely used to treat cancer today. Still, it is offered in some treatment centers, (click here to find more about the PDT and its use in cancer) and is being studied in many clinical trials. Over the past few years Photodynamic Therapy is becoming more widely recognized as a valuable treatment option for localized cancers (cancers that have not spread far from where they started).
It is also used to treat pre-cancers of the skin, and is being tested against pre-cancers in the mouth and other places. At WellMedica (Reston, VA), Dr. Dima Ali can help you understand any complications(if any exist in your case).
Photodynamic Therapy is also being tested for other cancers that can be reached with a light, such as malignant pleural mesothelioma and mycosis fungoides, a type of skin lymphoma. Some doctors may use PDT for these and other conditions, even though those uses are not approved by the FDA.