Superficial Radiation Therapy: The Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Treatment Option for Your Patients
If you have patients diagnosed with a non-melanoma skin cancer such as basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, you know there are multiple options available for treatment.
With Mohs surgery, surgeons slice thin layers of skin from the body, test those cells for cancer, and continue surgery until the tests come back negative. Mohs surgery offers high success rates, but comes with baggage. Mohs surgery can be extremely invasive, require lengthy recovery times, and can even cause scarring so severe that plastic surgery is the only option for recovery.
Excision, another invasive surgery option, has lower success rates than Mohs surgery. Rather than running the pathology during the surgery, surgeons cut one larger piece of skin, with room for insurance, and results are unclear for a few days to a week after surgery is complete.
Electrodesiccation and curettage is a process involving, like the previous options, the scraping of cancer cells off the dermis. After the scraping, an electrosurgical device is used to denature the next layer. Then the scraping resumes. Success depends entirely on the aggressiveness of the surgeon and width of the surgical margin.
The Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Treatment Option for Your Patients
Rather than sending patients into surgery, offer them Superficial Radiation Therapy via the SRT-100 or SRT-100 Vision to treat their non-melanoma skin cancer. This treatment option boasts high rates of success (95+%), no cutting, no scraping, no pain, and no downtime. Instead of putting patients under the knife, the SRT-100 delivers precise, painless doses of radiation to target and eliminate non-melanoma skin cancer cells.
This option is a wonderful choice for anyone with basal or squamous cell carcinomas on the hands, face, ears, and neck, or for those who are unable to go under anesthesia for surgery.
If you’re interested in learning more about our non-invasive skin cancer treatment option using the SRT-100, contact Sensus Healthcare today.