Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)

Over 3 million people are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer each year in the US;  the most common treatment for these cancers is surgical removal.  While surgery is usually successful, there may be significant pain, bleeding, infection, scarring and at least a temporary interruption in day to day activities, sometimes much longer. 

The Skin Wellness Center is excited to announce we have added a new, non-surgical treatment for skin cancer called SRT, or Superficial Radiation Therapy.  Radiation treatment for skin cancer is not new;  the innovation is the new device, the SRT-100 by Sensus Healthcare.  This device allows us to treat with fractions of radiation smaller than a dental x-ray.   While patients must come several times to complete treatment, there are distinct advantages.  There are no needles, and no post treatment pain— certainly no need for opioid pain meds. There is also no bleeding risk - so no need to stop blood thinners.   Infection risk is also low, especially helpful as post surgical infections are on the rise.  And while most skin cancers can be surgically removed with acceptable scarring, others are more difficult and SRT has the advantage.  And you can keep your tee time! 


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