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What is the photodynamic therapy survival rate lung cancer?

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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Surgery or radiation

Lung cancer is not treated with photodynamic therapy.
Depending on the stage, pathology, and health status any combination of surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy (or biologic therapy) might be recommended. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung.

In brief: Surgery or radiation

Lung cancer is not treated with photodynamic therapy.
Depending on the stage, pathology, and health status any combination of surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy (or biologic therapy) might be recommended. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Beware

"photodynamic therapy" is a group of scientifically-dubious procedures based on the idea that some photosensitizing molecules are selectively taken up by cancers.
It's popular in russia and china but i cannot recommend it as something to spend money on, however desperate you may be. If it actually worked, the research piranhas at the nih would already be all over it. Please forgive my candor.

In brief: Beware

"photodynamic therapy" is a group of scientifically-dubious procedures based on the idea that some photosensitizing molecules are selectively taken up by cancers.
It's popular in russia and china but i cannot recommend it as something to spend money on, however desperate you may be. If it actually worked, the research piranhas at the nih would already be all over it. Please forgive my candor.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Thomas Varghese
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Not straight-forward

Survival rate for lung cancer is dependent on the stage of lung cancer (is the cancer localized or has it spread?), associated medical conditions, and how the cancer responds to therapy.
Pdt is a local treatment typically used in lung cancer to help open up airways when tumors have spread into the same.

In brief: Not straight-forward

Survival rate for lung cancer is dependent on the stage of lung cancer (is the cancer localized or has it spread?), associated medical conditions, and how the cancer responds to therapy.
Pdt is a local treatment typically used in lung cancer to help open up airways when tumors have spread into the same.
Dr. Thomas Varghese
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