Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for Cancer Treatment at Coastal Dermatology

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Getting Photodynamic Therapy

At Coastal Dermatology Institute, we’re committed to offering innovative and effective cancer treatments. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) represents a cutting-edge approach that combines light-sensitive medication with light exposure to precisely target and destroy cancer cells. Ideal for treating certain types of skin, lung, and other cancers, PDT offers a minimally invasive option to patients seeking alternatives to traditional treatments.
Photodynamic Therapy involves three key steps: the administration of a photosensitizing agent, a period to allow the agent to concentrate in the cancer cells, and exposure to a specific wavelength of light. This light activation causes the agent to produce a form of oxygen that destroys nearby cancer cells, with minimal impact on surrounding healthy tissue.
PDT selectively targets cancerous cells, preserving healthy tissues and organs.
Unlike surgery, PDT is non-invasive, reducing recovery times and associated risks.
Patients typically experience fewer side effects compared to traditional cancer treatments.
PDT can be administered multiple times to the same site if necessary, offering flexibility in managing cancer.
The PDT process begins with the administration of a photosensitizing agent, either intravenously or topically, depending on the cancer type. After an incubation period to allow the agent to concentrate in the cancer cells, the targeted area is exposed to light. The procedure’s length and specifics vary based on the treatment area and cancer type, with most treatments completed in a single session.

Choosing us for PDT means opting for expert care that prioritizes your health with precision and compassion.

Our team specializes in Photodynamic Therapy, bringing years of experience and deep understanding to deliver effective PDT treatments.
We tailor each PDT treatment to the specific type and stage of cancer, ensuring the most appropriate, effective approach for each patient.
rom consultation through recovery, we provide compassionate support, addressing all your concerns and ensuring a smooth, informed treatment experience.
Kimball Connelly
I would never use another dermatologist! Ms. Lyndsay Johnson is so thorough that I am so happy when I leave, I am sure I have been completely “inspected” ! Ms. Johnson found a cancer no one else did, and she saved my life! It was stage 3, and I had seen other doctors who could not find it. As far as I am concerned there is no other dermatologist for me. EVER!
Tony Buongiorno
This is the best place ever. You don’t wait forever for your appointment, never more than 10 minutes. DOCTOR CENTILLI is very good at what he does and has a great personality. If your looking for a dermatologist, you have found the right one. Thank you and your staff for the great service and caring attitudes.
Dennis Lary
Dr. Centilli and his entire staff who worked on my squamous cell carcinoma were very professional and caring about my wellbeing throughout the entire process. I felt very comfortable being a patient at Coastal Dermatology. The office staff that does the check-in are also a great first introduction to what my experience there as a patient would be like. I want to thank EVERYONE who had a part in providing me with such a positive experience.
Kathleen Vogt
By far the most comprehensive first visit to a dermatology practice I’ve experienced in over 50 years, followed by excellent care of and treatment for a squamous cell carcinoma. Well-managed and efficiently run, and the personnel are engaging and caring. I would not hesitate to recommend this practice to anyone.
Lewis Broome
I’ve had several spots on my leg and the form of a rash for one entire year. Saw several doctors All they gave me was a cream that did not work and oral antibiotics that did not work. One visit to Coastal Dermatology Institute one week later I’m clear! If you wanna go someplace and get diagnosed properly, take the time!
Craig Sturgill
Dr. Centilli and his staff are the best there is, and the facility is modern and beautiful. Read all the 5 star reviews and you will see that everyone else agrees. Make an appointment today…it’s the most easy medical exam you can get and might just save your life.

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Patients may experience mild discomfort during light exposure, but PDT is generally well-tolerated, with pain management options available.
Common side effects include sensitivity to light, skin redness, and irritation at the treatment site, typically subsiding within a few days.

Explore Innovative Cancer Treatment Options with PDT

Discover the benefits of Photodynamic Therapy for cancer treatment at Coastal Dermatology Institute. Schedule a consultation today to learn how PDT can be part of your personalized cancer care plan, offering hope and advanced treatment solutions.
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