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Superficial Radio Therapy: The Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Treatment Option for Your Patients

March 19, 2017

If you have patients diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer such as basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, you know there are multiple options available for treatment.

Invasive Options

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 of 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 the width of the surgical margin.

The Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Treatment Option for Your Patients

Rather than sending patients into surgery, offer them Superficial Radio 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 Superficial Radio Therapy 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.