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New skin cancer treatment may reduce hospital time

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A sticking plaster approach to treating skin cancer has been unveiled at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

The light-emitting Ambulight PDT device has been developed in an attempt to make the treatment of skin cancer faster and more comfortable.

Clinicians said the plaster avoided scarring and reduced the amount of time patients need to spend in hospital.

Lorna Gordon reports.

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