pdt for cancer cure logo
pdt for cancer cure banner

      Working towards

Brighter Futures

Email: kathy@pdtforcancercure.com

Phone: 01788 891 940

What is Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)?

Photodynamic therapy is a type of treatment that uses the combination of light and special drugs called ‘photosensitising agents’. This is usually a cream or gel.

The drugs are not active until after they have been ‘turned on’ by the light. The light causes the drug to react with oxygen, forming a chemical that can kill cells that have absorbed the drug.

As the Ambulight PDT treatment is portable patients are required to be at the surgery for only  20 minutes after which they are free to go home.

The treatment takes 6 hours in total – 3 hours for the photosensitising gel/cream to be absorbed and 3 hours’ exposure to red light to activate the drug so this can be done at home provided nothing strenuous is done.

PDT is a treatment for certain skin tumours (non-melanoma skin cancers) which include: superficial basal cell carcinoma, Bowen’s disease, and actinic keratosis.


Apply the gel or cream.

Cover the area and allow the drug to be absorbed into the skin.


Ambulight PDT Multi

Quick Guide Video

how pdt works


Expose the area to red light to

activate the photosensitising gel. Damaged cells killed off  leaving surrounding healthy tissue relatively untouched.

Ambulight home treatment pack

ambulight logo

Photodynamic Therapy

helps cure several forms of cancer.

Many more people need to know about it because...

It will save the NHS millions of pounds.

It is a non-invasive treatment.

There are no destructive side-effects.

It has N.I.C.E. approval for several cancer conditions.

ambulight home therapy kit

PDT for Cancer Cure. Canal Barns, Longdown Lane, Willoughby, Rugby CV23 8AG. Registered Charity No: 1132253. | Site Map