PUVA treatments

PUVA treatments

Treatments with the photosensitizers called psoralens and UVA.
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The risk for squamous cell cancer in high-dosage patients -- about 60 times higher than for the general population -- increased with dosage, the research group found, with the risk 12 times greater for those who received over 260 PUVA treatments than for those who received 160 or fewer treatments.
Although PUVA treatment can suppress the immune system, the incidence of other cancers that might be expected to develop in treated patients -- melanoma, leukemias and lymphomas -- does not appear to increase.