Sapphire Tip in Treatment of Recurrence of Breast Cancer, of the Vulva and Tumor Reduction
The CO2 laser surgery in primary radical an palliative treatment of breast cancer and cancer of the vulva is recognized, since many years, as established method of treatment in several centres of the world. In the last two years, employing the new developed laser technique, we worked out in our research centre in the University of Saarland, further indications. We are using two surgical laser systems, CO2 laser and Nd:YAG laser, for primary and secondary treatment of breast cancer and cancer of the vulva and, in the last period, for palliative surgery of recurrences of ovarian cancer. The comparison studies on mice (Lewis Loung carcinoma) are very wel1-known, and the results show indisputable superiority of CO2 laser tumor excision over conventional cold knife surgery. In our own studies we compared additionally the results of CO2 laser excision with the excision of the new developed Nd:YAG laser contact technique. We found out that the survival rate in both groups is similar.
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