I was reading BBC's website today where it was reported about a child afflicted with a rare cancer, neuroblastoma, which affects around 80 children in Britain each year. Chemotherapy did not help. Then in 2007 they heard about a private clinic in Mexico offering a treatment called photodynamic therapy (PDT). PDT uses laser or other light sources, combined with a light-sensitive drug (sometimes called a photosensitising agent), to destroy cancer cells. After embarking on an alternative form of treatment costing his family over £200,000 (US$312,000), only one primary tumor (out of 11) remains. You can read the BBC article here.
I wrote to a cancer friend about this PDT therapy and she told me that PDT is suitable for small lung tumors and she did the New Generation (NG) PDT therapy in August 2011 in Gunagzhou with not much improvement. She said for bigger tumors, interstitial PDT treatment, direct to the tumor, may have better result for her case but she said she has run of out of $$$ to try. Her friend's husband who is in Guangzhou undergoing the NGPDT treatment the 2nd time for pancreatic cancer and I am keen to know the results of his treatment. Apparently, her friend met an Indonesian cancer patient who did the Ukrain and NGPDT treatment said NGPDT seems to offer better results. I just hope the interstitial/NGPDT treatment cost in China is reasonable.