Why Alternative Skin Cancer Treatments Are Important to Your Practice
The difference between having to go under the knife or not to have skin cancer removed can make a very big difference in the life of a patient. This is especially true for the elderly patient that sometimes has to go through a longer process toward healing. Having alternative skin cancer treatments available in your office gives patients the option to choose a treatment method that results in zero pain or down time and avoids leaving any new or additional scarring. This is where Superficial Radiation Treatment comes in, specifically the SRT-100. The SRT-100 is a low-energy superficial radiation therapy device designed to provide a non-surgical alternative to remove basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.
With skin cancer often found on visible parts of the body, notably the face, avoiding having to have large sections of the area removed is ideal. The SRT-100 involves non-invasive beams of superficial radiation to treat the affected areas. In fact, the treatment only effects the cancer while leaving the surrounding, unaffected skin unharmed.
Treatments typically last for about 30 seconds and allow the patients the ability to go about their daily lives immediately after their appointment.
Superficial Radiation Treatments have a cure rate of 95% for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers.
If you happen to be one of the millions that suffer from uncomfortable keloids, SRT has benefits for you as well. With an over 90% cure rate, superficial radiation treatment can be used to target the cells the form keloids.
With skin cancer being the most prevalent type of cancer, offering innovative and less painful ways to treat it is crucial. It is so common that it is in fact more frequently diagnosed than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined every year.
Interested in hearing more about what the SRT-100 can offer? Contact us today to connect with a representative in your area for a one-on-one discussion.