Photodynamic Laser Therapy for Cancer in Frankfurt, Germany
Laser Therapy for Cancer in Germany
Innovative PDT Photodynamic Laser Therapy for Cancer Treatment in Frankfurt, Germany
Have you considered trying an innovative treatment that uses light energy to kill cancer cells? This approach is an exciting new development for cancer treatment that is both effective and nontoxic.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that kills cancer cells by using special drugs, called photosensitizing agents, along with light. The nontoxic light-sensitive compounds are exposed selectively to light, whereupon they become toxic to targeted malignant and other diseased cells (phototoxicity). The healthy cells are not affected.
The various photosensitizers respond to different colors of a laser (red, yellow, blue, green and infrared), with some colors having been developed only recently. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising treatment approach in the field of alternative cancer therapy, and compared to the otherwise standard treatment approaches, the side effects and health risks are low.
The gentle PDT can be applied as often as needed and can be easily combined with other cancer therapies such as chemotherapy or low-dose chemotherapy. The drug that reacts to special light can be injected into the body or put on the skin. Over a certain amount of time the drug is absorbed by the cancer cells, then the light of laser is applied to the area to be treated.
Best candidates for PDT therapy
- patients with localized cancer that has not spread throughout the body
- patients with many skin lesions
- patients who have lighter skin with sun damage
- patients who are not very sensitive to light
- patients who are not taking medications which may make them sensitive to light-based therapies
- patients who don’t suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus, or porphyria
Photodynamic therapy is usually an outpatient procedure and does not require a hospital stay.
PDT (Photodynamic Laser Therapy) in Germany
Hospitals and medical centers in Germany performing photodynamic therapy for cancer patients offer some of the world's most advanced treatments and technology. Dr. Siebenhuener, Director of the German International Clinic, warmly welcomes patients to his private practice in the heart of the clinic in Frankfurt, and hopes that the experienced and friendly team will help each and every one of them return to their health. The individual needs and requirements of all patients are always considered, therefore each treatment is customized. The PDT therapy at German International Clinic costs $3,785.
* The costs for the PDT vary depending on the used drugs, the body weight, the time and the method and it can go up to $18,817, including the expensive drugs
Advantages of PDT therapy:
- treatment limitation on the malignant tumor tissue by specific and selective Photosensitizer structure
- focused laser radiation
- the surrounding healthy tissue is not affected
- not only tumors can be treated with PDT, also other tissue changes, such as vascular neoplasms
- in dermatology and ophthalmology, PDT is already established as standard practice
- other possible applications of PDT: parasites, bacteria and viruses, multiple sclerosis
- less invasive, and less scarring than surgery
Photodynamic therapy is increasingly being recognized as an excellent, alternative treatment method for superficial cancer. To find out more about it, get in touch with us!