The two most common kinds of skin cancer are basal cell and squamous cell cancer. Basal cell cancer is a slow-growing cancer that seldom spreads to other parts of the body. Squamous cell cancer also rarely spreads, but it does so more often then basal cell cancer. It is important that skin cancer be found and treated early because they can invade and destroy healthy tissue nearby.
How does Radiation work?
Radiation is a very important tool in the fight against cancer. When radiation interacts with a cancerous cell, it alters the cell’s DNA (or genetic make-up) and it’ ability to reproduce, which ultimately leads to cell death in the cancerous tumor.
What is SRT?
Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT), is a low energy radiotherapy that penetrates only a short distance below the surface skin. It is highly effective, painless, and a cosmetically attractive alternative to surgery in selected cancer and patient populations. The SRT-100™ is the new and most advanced choice for superficial radiotherapy available today. It is painless and every similar to having an X-Ray. Read Charlie Hall’s article in HealthScope, “A Non-Surgical Treatment for Skin Cancer: Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)”
Why choose SRT?
The SRT-100™ treats non-melanoma skin cancer that are found on the surface of the skin. It can be used for lesions on the arms, legs, back and trunk. It is especially well suited for skin cancers of the head and neck regions—the fold in the nose, eyelids, lips, corner of mouth, and the lining the ear—that would otherwise lead to a less than desirable cosmetic outcome. SRT is also a great treatment option for patients who are considered high risk for surgical procedures.