A Powerful New PDT Option for Women with Breast Cancer
Now even women with advanced disease have an option. In our fever gallery a young woman with a very large metastatic breast cancer took selfies of her progress into remission – click here. Our treatment plan depends on the threat posed by the cancer and the patients circumstances.
Small breast cancer unlikely to have seeded
For a woman with a small cancer it is most important that the lab tests show non-aggressiveness. In these cases the doctor will have advised surgery, as the cancer is localised. He may also have recommended other treatments.
The new possibility is to consider taking a few quick cycles of Chlorin-Chlorophyll PDT over a week or two. Our non-toxic PDT destroys the cancer and allows the body to recuperate without scars.
The surgery appointment will be avoided when the surgeon confirms that the cancer is gone.
Breast cancer predicted to have seeded
Where lab tests show that the cancer is likely to have seeded, even a small cancer requires a more advanced plan. Chlorin-Chlorophyll PDT for a localised cancer is only the first step. A follow up step is required consisting of one or more cycles of Phthalocyanine PDT.
Metastasis reachable with PDT
A larger cancer requires many more cycles of Chlorin-Chlorophyll PDT and also one or more cycles of Phthalocyanine PDT. see here
Difficult to reach metastatic disease
Where some metastases have seeded into, or behind bones, cycles of Chlorin-Chlorophyll PDT may slow down the growth or even cause some regression of the cancer. We are working on more advanced light sources to overcome these limitations.