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By Cole Dermatology & Aesthetic Center PC
December 18, 2019
Category: Skin Care

Superficial Radiation Therapy Can Treat Can Treat Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Peachtree Corners, GA

A cancer diagnosis is one of the most frightening things a patient can hear. Luckily, advances in medical technology have now made non-melanoma skin cancers treatments substantially safer and more effective. For patients with non-melanoma skin cancer, Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) is a cutting edge treatment option. The treatment is cleared by the FDA and can be used anywhere on the body. Here at Cole Dermatology & Aesthetic Center, we offer Superficial Radiation Therapy to our patients who are diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

How SRT Works

Superficial Radiation Therapy uses gentle x-rays that only go through the superficial layer of skin. The radiation does not harm any underlying healthy tissue and has excellent cosmetic outcomes. The treatments are painless and there is no downtime.

SRT v. Surgery For Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Superficial Radiation Therapy is a great non-surgical treatment option for patients with non-melanoma skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The treatment is comparable to MOHS surgery and boasts a cure rate of 95% for non-melanoma skin cancer. Unlike surgery, SRT is a non-surgical treatment that leaves little to no scarring and is completely painless.

SRT for Keloids

Not only does Superficial Radiation Therapy work for basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, but it also works on keloids. Keloids are a cluster of non-cancerous cells that cause raised scars. Keloids treated using SRT have recurrence rates that are substantially lower than keloids treated using other methods. This is because Superficial Radiation Therapy has a keloid cure rate of over 94%.

Other conditions SRT can treat

Superficial Radiation Therapy highly effective for patients with the following conditions:

  • Keloid scars

  • Basal cell carcinoma

  • Squamous cell carcinoma

  • Metatypical carcinoma

  • Cutaneous appendage carcinoma

  • Actinic keratosis

  • Kaposi’s sarcoma

 

Learn more about Superficial Radiation Therapy for basal and squamous cell carcinoma from the Atlanta area's own Dr. Kendra Cole. Call (678) 417–6900 or request a consultation online.