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Nonsurgical skin cancer treatment: Superficial Radiation Therapy-SRT available in Algonquin
Each year, more than 3.3 million Americans are treated for non-melanoma skin cancers. More than half of new diagnoses are in patients over the age of 60, who may be at elevated risk for surgical complications from medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Dermatology Specialists of Illinois offers an effective, nonsurgical treatment option, called Superficial Radiation Therapy – SRT. Dr. Vikram Khanna is one of only a few dermatologists to offer this technology in the Algonquin area.
Radiation treats skin cancer by altering the DNA in abnormal cells. This prevents cancerous cells from reproducing, and eventually destroys malignant skin cancers.
SRT is a low energy form of radiotherapy. It penetrates just beneath the surface of the skin, effectively targeting basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. The cure rate is high, and treatment is effective in areas that don’t heal readily, such as legs or scalp. SRT results in minimal scarring, so it is a good choice for areas of cosmetic concern, including face and nose.
SRT is a low energy form of radiotherapy. It penetrates just beneath the surface of the skin, effectively addressing basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. The cure rate is high, and SRT results in minimal scarring, so it is a good choice for areas of cosmetic concern.
Important points about SRT
When comparing SRT to other treatment options, including Mohs micrographic surgery, consider that SRT is:
Painless – Treatment is similar to getting an x-ray.
Versatile – SRT can be used on virtually any area of the body. It is well-suited to treatment of skin cancers on the head and neck (including ears, nose, eyelids, and lips) to avoid risk of scarring associated with surgical skin cancer removal.
Aesthetic – Treatment preserves healthy tissues adjacent to cancerous cells, for faster healing and aesthetic results.
Gentle – Typically 12 treatments over 4 weeks are needed for full resolution. Each session takes only a few minutes and there are no needles, cutting, or downtime.
Proven – SRT has been used to treat skin cancers for nearly a century, with current generation equipment providing safe, predictable results.
Call Dermatology Specialists of Illinois at (844) 307-7546 to learn more about SRT.