What Is Smart In Skin Cancer Treatment? (superficial radiation therapy)
Skin cancer, the non-melanoma types (basal and squamous cell) can now be treated without needles, anesthetics, bleeding, or surgery with an equivalent cure rate. Dermassociates LTD., a dermatologist in Belleville, IL, offers SRT.
Benefits of SRT For Skin Cancer Treatment
Instead of cutting a cancerous tumor, SRT uses a precise dose of radiation that’s external in nature to eradicate cancerous skin cells under the surface. The radiation goes to only the thickness of the skin to minimize danger to healthy tissue. Because SRT doesn’t require cutting, bleeding or sutures, it’s painless, low in risk of infection and requires no reconstructive plastic surgery. There is also no downtime or special precautions following treatment — you can continue working and bathing following treatment.
SRT Is A Safer Treatment Option For Skin Cancer
SRT is particularly valuable if you have existing conditions that make your skin condition more high risk, such as conditions that increase your risk of postponed healing (in the case of slow tissue healing) or increase your likelihood of severe bleeding (for instance, if undergoing treatment involving blood thinners). The nonsurgical nature of SRT means that there is never the need for anesthesia, and there is also no requirement for bandages, dressings, or stitches.