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Superficial Radiotherapy

Dermatology Associates of Central NJ

Dermatologists & Mohs Surgery located in Toms River, Old Bridge & Freehold, NJ

Superficial radiotherapy is a highly advanced treatment for some types of skin cancer. Dermatology Associates of Central NJ in Old Bridge, Union, Toms River, and Freehold, New Jersey, is proud to offer this state-of-the-art treatment for patients who want an on-site solution that’s also noninvasive and nonsurgical. Use the online appointment maker or call the office to schedule your appointment today.

Superficial Radiotherapy Q & A

What is Superficial Radiotherapy?

Superficial radiotherapy is a treatment for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. While many of the treatments for these types of cancer focus on either traditional surgical excision or Mohs surgery removal, superficial radiotherapy instead emphasizes nonsurgical treatment.

At Dermatology Associates of Central NJ, the experienced dermatology team stands behind the SRT-100™ system because it's the gold standard for nonsurgical basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma treatment.

How Does Superficial Radiotherapy Work?

All superficial radiotherapy occurs on-site at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ. Your doctor precisely positions the treatment device above your cancer growth and the surrounding area to deliver a carefully measured dose of superficial radiation.

The radiation goes only 5 mm below the skin's surface, which limits or prevents damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The SRT-100 erases the basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma cells precisely and carefully without spreading the damage.

Am I a Good Candidate for Superficial Radiotherapy?

Good candidates for superficial radiotherapy can include anyone who's at risk for surgical complications or who wants to avoid surgery if at all possible. This therapy is used for non-melanoma skin cancers.

  • Reducing Age-Related Risks: More than 50% of people diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma every year are over the age of 60. Patients in this age group frequently have an increased risk for post-surgery complications because of other health issues such as heart disease. Therefore, a nonsurgical solution can be ideal for these patients.
  • Avoiding Extra Surgeries: Superficial radiotherapy may also be well suited for patients who would otherwise consider Mohs surgery for lesion removal. While Mohs surgery is very effective, it's sometimes necessary to erase large amounts of tissue, and this may lead to serious scarring.

Many Mohs patients follow up their surgery with another cosmetic procedure to erase or reduce the scarring. Superficial radiation therapy can help patients skip two surgical procedures, the Mohs and the cosmetic surgery afterward.

If you're in either of these groups, superficial radiotherapy can be a powerful and effective solution for your basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.

Use the online appointment tool now or call the office to schedule your consultation today.

*Individual results may vary

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