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Laser treatment shows promise for skin cancer

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The treatment of basal-cell carcinoma (BCC) with a new combination of lasers – pulsed dye and Nd:YAG – has yielded some good results, offering the potential for nonsurgical treatment. A research team from Harvard University, which had previous success in treating BCC with a combination of pulsed dye and alexandrite lasers, is studying the effect of repeated treatment of BCC with pulsed dye and Nd:YAG lasers. The investigators treated superficial and nodular subtypes of the disease of varying diameters. Basal-cell carcinoma tumors, before and after treatment using...Read full article

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