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Superficial Radiation Therapy - Skin Cancer Treatment*

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What is SUPERFICIAL RADIATION

Superficial Radiation Therapy, commonly known as SRT, is a low-energy radiation that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin. SRT delivers a precise, calibrated dose of radiation that targets the abnormal and more rapidly dividing cells while allowing the surrounding normal tissue ample time to repair itself.  SRT offers a painless, safe and highly effective non-surgical skin cancer treatment.

Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center is proudly the first in the North Texas area to offer a proven non-surgical treatment option for Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (non-melanoma skin cancers). The SRT-100 can be used to treat lesions on the arms, legs, back and trunk.  It is especially well suited for skin cancers located on the head and neck.  The SRT-100 easily delivers a precise and controlled dose of radiation to delicate areas that are difficult to treat – along the fold of the nose, eyelids, lips, corner of the mouth and lining of the ear.  With the addition of the SRT-100, we are able to provide not only a cosmetically pleasing result, but also another treatment option for high risk surgery patients, including patients with diabetes and cardiac diseases. The SRT-100 is FDA approved with excellent cure rates that rival surgery. SRT is widely recognized by insurance companies as an effective therapy and is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.

What to Expect

Patients usually undergo a series of treatments depending on the nature and extent of the cancer.  You should expect the same results as surgery, but with these additional benefits:

  • No cutting, bleeding or stitching
  • No pain
  • No downtime
  • No anesthesia
  • No scarring
  • No lifestyle restrictions
  • No need for post treatment reconstructive surgeries
  • Fast healing process
  • Very short procedure time

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Treatment Aftercare

Patients are able to go home or resume normal activity immediately after Superficial Radiation Therapy due to its easy administration process. Patients will need to make sure they are wearing protective clothing or using sunscreen to shield the treated area from exposure to sunlight and UV rays.

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If you suffer from non-melanoma skin cancer and are seeking non-surgical treatment options, Superficial Radiation Therapy may be the right fit for you. Call our office and schedule your consultation immediately to discuss potential treatment options.

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