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Several methods are available to help destroy endobronchial (airway) cancers. Photodynamic therapy is a unique form of airway treatment using light energy to activate a systemic delivered drug. A medication, Photophrin, is given by intravenous injection and laser light energy is applied to the airway two to three days later. A chemical reaction results, which causes destruction of tumor cells that have absorbed the medication.
At UC San Diego Medical Center’s Interventional Pulmonology Unit, the following interventional pulmonologists specialize in performing PDT:
All referrals will still have the option of continuing their treatment with their primary care physicians after PDT.
For an appointment, for more information, or to find out how to refer a patient, please contact the Interventional Pulmonology Unit, 619-543-5840.
Interventional PulmonologyUC San Diego Medical Center, 3rd Floor, South Wing200 West Arbor DriveSan Diego, CA 619-543-5840
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