If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, you are not alone. Skin cancer is one of the most commonly occurring forms of cancer, with more than one in every three new cancers diagnosed as skin cancer. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetime, and 40 to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma at least once. Basal cell cancer is the most common type of skin cancer; this year alone, an estimation of 2.5 million people in the U.S. will receive a diagnosis for basal cell cancer.
What is Basal Cell Skin Cancer?
Basal cell carcinoma appears as an abnormal, uncontrolled growth or lesion on the skin. It may appear as an open sore, red patch, pink growth, shiny bump or scar. The good news is that this particular type of skin cancer rarely metastasizes (spreads). And, it does so beyond the original tumor site to become life-threatening. If not treated promptly, however, basal cell carcinomas can become disfiguring.
Treatment for This Type of Skin Cancer
If you have a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma, you have several different treatment options available to you, including Mohs micrographic surgery, excisional surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, and laser surgery. Although different, these treatments all have one thing in common: they are all surgical procedures.
But there is another option: Superficial Radiotherapy, or SRT, the non-surgical choice for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer. Cure rates of the SRT-100™ compete with those of surgical treatments, destroying skin cancer without any collateral damage to healthy skin cells.
Sensus Healthcare’s SRT-100™ gives a precise, pain-free, calibrated, low-dose of Superficial Radiotherapy that effectively destroys basal cell cancer. The procedure involves no cutting, bleeding or stitching. There is no need for anesthesia, no risk of infection or scarring and no need for reconstructive plastic surgery. With the SRT-100™, you can heal quickly from your basal cell carcinoma treatment. There is no downtime or lifestyle restrictions following the procedure.
Finally, The SRT-100™ is a safe and effective procedure that can be performed in your doctor’s office. If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, ask your doctor about the revolutionary Sensus Healthcare SRT-100™ for treatment of your basal cell carcinoma or contact Sensus Healthcare today.
** Original publish date Jan 10, 2017. Updated publish date March 20, 2020.