Skin cancer will be much easier to treat in the future thanks to a Light-emitting Ambulight PDT appliance which will be used like a plaster. Skin cancer is most common of all the cancers in England and numbers have doubled in the past 10 years.
Dundee’s medical professionals have claimed that this new method will not only have far quicker results but also will be far less painful to. The usual treatment is to apply a cream around seven hours before the relatively painful light treatment.
James Ferguson, lecturing dermatologist at Ninewells Hospital, said: "This new device can be taken away home with the patients. It is escaping from the hospital environment, making for a gentler approach to skin cancer treatment."