Photosensitizers (PS) are special compounds that are easily activated under the light exposure, and the wave length can be different. It is impossible to conduct photodynamic therapy without these compounds. It is PS which provide efficiency and safety of treatment and diagnostic procedures.
Photosensitizers possess the following characteristics:
Properties of medicines are determined by their chemical structure, physico-chemical properties, and the ability to enter and accumulate in tissues damaged by a malignant tumour. As photosensitizers have various morphometric structures, there is no universal drug, which will be equally efficient in different types of cancer.
Existing photosensitizers are classified according to their physico-chemical properties and solubility in a certain substance.
There are several groups of these compounds:
Amphiphilic PS have both hydrophobic and hydrophilic elements, and porphyrin derivatives.
In the Onco.Rehab clinic you can get a complete consultation about the use of photosensitizers during the procedure of photodynamic therapy.
To get a consultation/hospitalization in OOO “Onkoklinika” you should go to the clinic residence (oncology clinic) at the place of your and take a reference (057-U) with the signature of your treating doctor and the seal of the medical organization.
The manager contacts patients just after the concilium of doctors (every Thursday) where the specialists look through all the documents and make a decision about the necessary treatment.