Radioactive patch shows potential as skin cancer treatment

06/18/2009 | (Canada)

Patients with a form of skin cancer, called basal cell carcinoma, who chose to try a radioactive skin patch instead of surgery or radiation to treat their condition showed no residual cancer three months after the treatment, an Indian study found. The patch also resulted in minimal side effects and scarring, and caused no toxicity to the blood, the researchers said. They hope the patch could become an alternative to surgery or radiation treatment in the future.

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