PsoralenUVA Photochemotherapy

Patients with psoriasis undergoing treatment with Psoralen-UV-A photochemotherapy are at an increased risk of penile cancer although there are limited studies which have reported this.29 In a cohort of 892 men who were treated with oral methoxsalen (8-methoxypsoralen) and ultraviolet A photochemotherapy (PUVA), a total of 14 patients (1.6%) with 30 genital neoplasms were identified. In patients exposed to high levels of PUVA, the incidence of invasive squamous-cell carcinoma was 286 times that of the general population and 16.3 times that in patients exposed to low levels of PUVA indicating a dose-dependent risk. Patients treated for psoriasis using immunosuppressive drugs also appear to have an increased risk of developing penile cancer and therefore a genital examination is mandatory in these patients.

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

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