Photodynamic treatment (PDT), often called photochemotherapy, is a type of phototherapy including light and a photosensitizing concoction(Chemical) substance, utilized as a part of conjunction with atomic oxygen to inspire cell demise (phototoxicity). PDT has demonstrated the capacity to execute microbial cells, including microorganisms, parasites, and viruses. PDT is famously utilized as a part of treating pimples and acne. It is utilized clinically to treat an extensive variety of medical conditions, including wet age-related macular degeneration, psoriasis, atherosclerosis and has demonstrated some viability in hostile to viral medications, including herpes. It likewise treats harmful malignancies including head and neck, lung, bladder, and specific skin. The innovation has additionally been tried for the treatment of prostate disease, both in a puppy demonstration and in prostate growth patients.
Photodynamic treatment’s benefits decrease the requirement for sensitive surgery and long recovery and insignificant development of scar tissue and distortion. A symptom is the related photosensitization of skin tissue. The timeframe between when the medication is given and when the light is introduced is known as the drug-to-light interval. It can be anyplace from two or three hours to a few days, based upon the medicine utilized.
A small number of hospitals and cancer centers throughout the country have skilled doctors and the machines needed to perform photodynamic therapy. Talk with your doctor or contact hospitals and cancer centers in your area to find out if they are using this treatment.
PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY HOSPITALS
According to a website following are the best PDT hospitals in India:-
(a) Global hospitals- Parel, Mumbai
(b) Seven hills hospitals- Andheri East, Mumbai
(c) Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital-Andheri west
(d) Asian Heart Institute- Bandra, Mumbai
Apart from these hospitals, many more are there. Make sure to contact your doctor about the PDT hospital in your area.
Also, there are hospitals abroad where you can go for photodynamic therapy like Hisar Intercontinental Hospital in Turkey, Klinikum Stuttgart in Germany, Photodynamic Therapy Center of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Mayo Clinic Hospital, etc. in the USA.