Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)
About Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)
What is it?
Skin cancer is unpleasant anywhere, but it’s especially troublesome where aesthetics are concerned, such as the face, head, and neck. This includes non-life-threatening skin lesions like basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and actinic keratosis (AK). Superficial radiation therapy (SRT) is ideal for these types of lesions. Though the radiation used in this treatment penetrates only 5 mm below the skin (which preserves the healthy tissue surrounding the cancerous area while destroying the harmful cells), it’s strong enough to hinder the ability of cancer to spread by altering the DNA of the cell it inhabits. As a result, the cancerous tissues are starved to death.
What to expect
The superficial radiation therapy experts at our center have the experience and training necessary to perform this treatment skillfully, safely, and effectively. If you’re undergoing an SRT procedure with one of our specialists, you can expect a quick and virtually painless treatment.
After the procedure
Superficial radiation therapy has the same high success rates as other skin cancer treatments, including surgery. After the procedure, you can expect little to no scarring, little downtime, and quick healing and recovery.
Our approach & expertise
We know how traumatic and painful skin cancer can be, both mentally and physically. As your neighborhood skin cancer specialists, we’re here to provide encouragement and strength with answers to all your questions should you ever be diagnosed with skin cancer. What makes our skin cancer center special is our focus on you as a person. Our compassionate neighborhood staff is ready to answer your questions and address concerns during recovery, as even completely cancer-free patients can suffer from apprehension and emotional scars. You can lean on us as a crucial part of your support through this process.