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Is photodynamic therapy an alternative to lung surgery for copd?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no evidenced base proven benefit for the use of photodynamic therapy to treat copd.

In brief: No

There is no evidenced base proven benefit for the use of photodynamic therapy to treat copd.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

It is a less invasive alternative to lung surgery for cancer.
However, there are no good studies showing it is superior to regular lung resection for cancer. Lung volume reduction surgery for COPD is completely different and cannot be done by photodynamic means.

In brief: No

It is a less invasive alternative to lung surgery for cancer.
However, there are no good studies showing it is superior to regular lung resection for cancer. Lung volume reduction surgery for COPD is completely different and cannot be done by photodynamic means.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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