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How much does puva therapy treatment cost? What are the costs of other treatments?
Posted Sun, 22 Apr 2012 in Lymphoma
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

PUVA or photochemotherapy is a type of ultraviolet radiation treatment (phototherapy) used for severe skin diseases. It includes both light therapy and taking oral medications.

Regarding the cost of the treatment, it depends on the place and varies from hospital to hospital. The total cost of medicines and number of phototherapy sessions needed vary with the severity and extent of spread of problem. The cost also varies with the type of procedure undertaken.
Your treating dermatologist can give you the best estimate of your expenses after a careful assessment. Usually every phototherapy session can cost you between $25-$100.

Other treatment options available for mycosis Fungoids are:

Topical steroids.
Systemic chemotherapies.
Local superficial radiotherapy.
radiation treatment.
Biological therapies.

These treatment can be combined together as per severity of the disease for better effect. Your dermatologist will guide you selecting the therapy and providing the exact cost of it, as it varies from hospital to hospital.

Hope this answers your query. Please accept my answer in case you do not have follow up queries.

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