Superficial Radiation Therapy
Radiation interacts with a cancerous cell and alters the cell’s DNA (or genetic make-up) such that the cancerous cells are not allowed to replicate. This ultimately leads to cell death in the cancerous tumor.
Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT), is low-energy radiotherapy that penetrates only a short distance below the surface skin. It is highly effective and a cosmetically alternative to surgery in selected cancer and patient populations. It is remarkably painless and very similar to having an X-Ray.
SRT is a possible treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer that is 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 the mouth, and the lining of the ear—that would otherwise lead to a less than desirable cosmetic outcome.