TREATMENT OF SKIN CANCER BY USING ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE COLD PLASMA METHOD


Bozduman F. , Asan O. N. , Özkaptan E. B. , Öksüz L., Aydın M. A.

International Conference on Plasma Science 2020, Singapore, Singapur, 6 - 10 Aralık 2020

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Singapore
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Singapur

Özet

Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) has been used as novel cancer treatment strategy. The interest to use of CAP for cancer treatment has been increasing. Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) is a gas which is partially ionized and includes clouds of ions, electrons, and reactive neutral species like reactive oxygen species (ROS), hydroxyl radicals (HO), and nitrogen dioxide (NO). In this study, it is aimed to treat cancer lesions in the outer layer of the human body skin by using atmospheric pressure cold plasma method. The temperature of the created plasma is at room temperature levels that will not damage the tissues. The plasma unit has been designed and developed in Plazmatek company. Capacitive electrode design was used for the cold plasma. High purity helium was used as discharge gas. Low frequency sinusoidal wave output high voltage unit is used as power source. The duration of treatment for each lesion was determined as 15 minutes per day for 10 days. At the end of this period, it was performed medical evaluation. Lesion showed superficial crust formation. Histology revealed basal cell carcinoma of nodular type with widespread polimorphonuclear and mononuclear inflammatory cell infiltration. The medical results will be provided and discussed.