While many people enjoy spending time outdoors, not enough people truly understand how damaging the sun’s UV rays can be to the skin. Overexposure to UV rays is the number one cause of skin cancer, and as skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, it’s extremely important to know the risks and schedule a regular full body skin cancer screening with your dermatologist.
Fortunately, most skin cancers can be treated if they are caught early. Keep reading7 to learn more about certain risks that could increase the chances of getting skin cancer and the most effective treatment options.
Know the Risks
Just because skin cancer is the leading type of cancer in the United States, does not mean you can’t spend time outside. However, it does mean that you should be extra cautious by wearing plenty of sunscreen and covering your body with sun protective clothing, no matter the time of the year. Many people believe that sunscreen is only necessary in the summertime, but this is not true. The sun’s UV rays can be damaging year-round (even on a cloudy day!).
In addition to taking extra precautions such as wearing sunscreen daily and scheduling regular full body skin cancer screening appointments, it’s important to also know some other risks that could cause skin cancer.
Certain people who fall under these categories may have a greater risk of developing skin cancer at some point during their life:
Knowing the risks could potentially save your life. However, it’s still very possible for someone to have skin cancer even if they don’t fall within any of the above categories. Because of this, regular full body skin cancer screening appointments are crucial.
If skin cancer is found during your regular screening appointment, there are a few treatment options, but you can avoid any cutting, pain, or scarring with SRT.
Skin Cancer Treatment with SRT
If you are researching different skin cancer treatments for either yourself or a loved one, we highly recommend Superficial Radiation Therapy. On average, SRT has a success rate of 98.9% in curing non-melanoma skin cancer. This non-surgical skin care treatment is virtually painless and is able to destroy cancer cells without causing bleeding or scarring, which is why it is one of the best treatments on the market.
If you are interested in non-invasive skin cancer treatment with Superficial Radiation Therapy, click here to find a treatment location near you.
If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, you might be wondering what your options are when it comes to your treatment. For nearly 90 years, Mohs surgery has been the procedure of choice to treat skin cancer. But there is now an alternative skin cancer treatment. Sensus Healthcare’s line of SRT devices utilizes Superficial Radiation Therapy to attack non-melanoma skin cancer cells at the source without cutting the skin, allowing patients to return to their lives directly following treatment.
Mohs surgery is a highly specialized microscopic procedure for removing skin cancer in which the affected skin lesion is excised in its entirety utilizing frozen section histology. Mohs surgery can treat most skin cancers but is commonly used for basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, malignant melanoma, and rare skin tumors. While effective in removing cancer, Mohs surgery is laborious and time-consuming, requiring recovery time and sometimes resulting in scarring and infection.
The alternative to Mohs surgery that is non-surgical and pain-free is called Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT). The cure rates of Sensus Healthcare’s SRT devices compete with those of surgical treatments, destroying skin cancer without the side effects of surgical procedures. Our SRT-100™, SRT-100+™, and SRT-100 Vision™ devices give a precise, calibrated, pain-free, low-dose of Superficial Radiation Therapy that effectively destroys skin cancer without cutting, stitching, bleeding, or anesthesia. There is no risk of scarring, infection, or need for reconstructive surgery.
At Sensus Healthcare, our alternative skin cancer treatment is the easiest, most effective non-melanoma skin cancer treatment option with no downtime or lifestyle restrictions following the procedure. This treatment can be safely performed right in your doctor’s office! Ask your doctor about Superficial Radiation Therapy, or find a treatment location near you using the SRT locator tool on our website.