SRT is a Great Alternative for Treating Non Melanoma Skin Cancer vs using Mohs Surgery
At Sensus Healthcare, our focus is on excellent patient outcomes. Studies have proven that Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT), is a highly effective treatment for Non Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) vs using Mohs surgery.
NMSC includes Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. These cancers are rarely life threatening but can cause complications if they are left untreated. Many dermatologists default to Mohs Surgery for the treatment of these malignancies. However, SRT is a wonderful and effective alternative for many patients.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs Surgery is a commonly used method of removing Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. During surgery, tissue is removed and examined for cancer cells. This process is repeated until no cancer cells remain. While effective, the surgery can cause complications and is not always the best alternative for certain patient populations.
What is SRT?
Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT), is a non-surgical alternative to Mohs Surgery. It is ideal for many different people, especially those over 60 who are more likely to have a higher risk for surgical complications. The benefits of SRT include:
- No anesthesia or surgery
- No downtime of lifestyle restrictions
- No unsightly scarring
- No need for post-treatment cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
How Does SRT Work?
SRT works by delivering a low dose of precisely calibrated radiation to the lesion site. A patient needs to receive a number of treatments over the span of a couple of weeks. These treatments are fast and painless. You can resume all of your regular activities before and after treatment.
Superficial Radiation Therapy is an especially good option for lesions that appear on hard-to-operate areas like the nose, ears, scalp, lower legs, and more. One of our patients was able to save his second ear by using SRT!
If you are interested in learning more about SRT and how it can benefit you as a patient or as a physician adding it to your practice, contact us today!