Our skilled team of professionals now offer both surgical and non-surgical options, depending on the individual case. Some forms of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma respond very well to superficial radiation therapy, a non-invasive technique.
Getting a diagnosis of skin cancer is a scary moment for anyone. Luckily, patients visiting the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery are in great hands! Our skilled team of professional now offers a non-surgical option in certain cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, known as superficial radiation therapy.
What is superficial radiation therapy?
Superficial radiation therapy, or SRT, is a painless and highly effective method to treat basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma in certain patients. Many skin cancers in the head and neck area are treatable with this non-invasive technique. Skin cancers on the torso and extremities also respond well to the series of treatments. There is no anesthesia required, the treatments are short (minutes), and there is little to no recovery. The device used in our practice is FDA approved and shows a cure rate approaching 95%. Many health insurance plans, including Medicaire, consider the treatment medically necessary and covered.
Our practice utilizes the Sensus SRT 100, which is one of the most modern, safe, and advanced devices available for superficial radiation therapy and continues to provide reliable results for those who undergo treatment at our practice.