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Laser treatment is used to treat varicose veins. Until recently, laser treatment was mainly used for treatment of spider veins on the face. However, newer laser technology can now effectively treat varicose veins as well. There are several types of lasers that may be used to treat varicose veins. The physician inserts a tiny fiber into a varicose vein through a catheter. The fiber sends out laser energy that destroys the diseased portion of your varicose vein. The vein closes and your body eventually absorbs it.
Laser therapy for cancer treatment
The term LASER stands for "Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation." Laser light is concentrated so that it makes a very powerful and precise tool. Laser therapy uses light to treat cancer cells. Consider the following additional information regarding laser therapy:
Lasers can cut a very tiny area, less than the width of the finest thread, to remove very small cancers without damaging surrounding tissue.
Lasers are used to apply heat to tumors in order to shrink them.
Lasers are sometimes used with drugs that are activated by laser light to kill cancer cells.
Lasers can bend and go through tubes to access hard to reach places.
Lasers are used in microscopes to enable physicians to view the site being treated.
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