SRT Skin Cancer Treatment in Belleville, IL
SRT Superficial Radiation Therapy in Belleville, IL for Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma & Keloids
SRT Skin Treatment is A Non-Surgical Treatment Available at Dermassociates, Ltd.
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.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation
- 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.
- More than 2 people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour.
- Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma.
- When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99 percent.
The radiation used for this treatment is specific to the location and size of cancer. The dose schedule allows sufficient energy and dose to kill tumor cells while sparing normal tissues. Spaced over multiple treatments, even the most difficult cancers can be eradicated with normal tissue spared and no change in lifestyle. There is no scarring caused by the radiotherapy, only possible minimal scarring from the tumor.
In addition to skin cancer treatment, SRT is used for Keloid treatment providing greater than 90% curative rates on ONLY 3 treatments.
Medicare and most insurances cover all or most of the SRT treatment. SRT is a viable alternative with considering for your skin cancer and keloid treatment.
The Benefits of SRT Skin Cancer Treatment
SRT-100™ provides patients and physicians with a safe and effective treatment option using a precise dose of radiation that offers minimal side effects and many benefits, including:
95%+ Cure Rate that Rivals Surgery
No Anesthesia, Cutting, Bleeding, Pain, or Unsightly Scars
No Downtime or Lifestyle Restrictions
No Need for Post-Treatment Reconstructive Surgery
SRT Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of conditions can be treated with the SRT-100™?
- Keloid scars
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Metatypical carcinoma
- Cutaneous appendage carcinoma
- Actinic keratosis
- Kaposi’s sarcoma
What is the cure rate of basal and squamous cell skin cancer when treated with the SRT-100™?
When it comes to treating skin cancer (basal and squamous cell carcinoma) with radiation therapy, SRT – 100™ is comparable to surgical options and is 95 percent plus effective in curing basal and squamous cell skin cancer.
What is the cure rate for keloids with the SRT-100™?
The SRT-100™ is very effective in treating keloids and boasts a cure rate of 94 percent plus.
How long is a typical treatment?
Depending on the treatment protocol your physician chooses for your particular case, you may need several treatments per week for up to several weeks.
Is the SRT-100™ a safe treatment option?
The SRT-100™ is a safe and proven technology that effectively treats non-melanoma skin cancers, keloid scarring, actinic keratosis and Kaposi’s sarcoma. It is utilized by dermatologists and radiation oncologists all over the world because it delivers good patient outcomes.
What should I expect from SRT-100™ treatment?
You should expect the same results as surgery, but with these additional benefits:
- No pain
- No anesthesia
- No cutting
- No bleeding
- No stitching
- No scarring
- No interruption of lifestyle
- No reconstructive surgery
Why is the SRT-100™ a viable alternative to surgery?
The SRT-100™ doesn’t harm surrounding or underlying healthy tissue while targeting cancer cells. The SRT-100™ provides excellent cosmetic outcomes and is a great alternative for patients with various co-morbidities.
Will I need reconstructive surgery post treatment?
No. The SRT-100™ is a non-invasive procedure. Since it does not require incisions, patients are not left with any scarring post-treatment.
Is the SRT-100™ cleared by the FDA?
Yes, the SRT-100™ has been cleared by the Federal Drug Administration for use on the entire body—making it especially effective in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer and keloid scars.
Basal Cell Carcinoma Right Tibial Inferior
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Right Anterior Scalp Lateral
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