skin cancerA new breakthrough technology which is believed to annually cure as much as three thousand people who suffer from skin cancer was recently introduced and tested in Italy. Described as a ‘radioactive paint’, this technology was tested on 700 volunteers in one of Italian medical establishments, and it is reported that over 95 per cent of the participants were successfully cured from the most common types of skin cancer. The procedure lasts for just about two hours and can assist all skin cancer sufferers to get rid of their tumors without using serious treatments like traditional radiotherapy or surgery.

It is estimated that in the United Kingdom, every year about hundred thousand people are affected by skin cancer, that is why this new technology is expected to be available in the UK to treat squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and other common types of skin cancer.  It is very important that the treatment is not linked to any sort of side effects: it does not even leave any sort of scars or marks on the skin.  However, specialists say that this technology can not be used to treat malignant melanoma, one of the deadliest types of skin cancer.

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The treatment involves using radioactive paste on the tumor area and manipulating with a piece of surgical foil. In 95 per cent of cases, three two-hour procedures are enough to get healed, and for 85 per cent of skin cancers sufferers just one procedure is enough. Italian scientists who worked on creating this new revolutionary technology, used a radioactive isotope rhenium-188, which if supplied in good amounts can treat most types of skin cancers. A group of nuclear physicists at the Institut Laue-Langevin in France participated the trials together with Italian specialists.

Not only British, but also German and Australian specialists demonstrated their vivid interest in this new technology, and the trials are currently being held in these countries too. Many experts are very much impressed with the effectiveness of such a simple and short therapy.  ‘Radiotherapy is effective in 95 per cent of cases when removal is not possible but if this treatment has the same success rate and takes just a couple of hours that is a good thing,’ Dr Margaret Spittle, a specialist in skin cancer treatment at University College Hospital in London, commented on the findings of her colleagues from Italy.

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