South Florida Radiation Oncology offers the most technologically advanced skin cancer treatment options so you can get back to living your life.
According to the National Cancer Institute the definition of skin cancer is cancer that forms in the tissues of the skin. Most skin cancers form in older people on parts of the body exposed to the sun or in people who have weakened immune systems. There are several types of skin cancer:
Estimated new cases and deaths from skin (nonmelanoma) cancer in the United States in 2012:
See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers to learn about skin cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.
Skin Cancer Treatment Options
SFRO offers HDR Brachytherapy, electron therapy, as well as conventional radiation therapy to treat skin cancer.
Today, more and more patients are able to treat their skin cancers effectively and maintain excellent cosmetic results through an option called Skin HDR Brachytherapy. This innovative form of radiation works well to prevent local recurrence of the lesion.
Benefits of Skin HDR Applicators
HDR Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer Treatment
During radiation therapy, the patient will visit the office two to three times a week.
A tiny radioactive source (seed) will then travel from the HDR machine, through a catheter, and into the surface device on the skin. The source sill remain in the device for about 10 minutes while it delivers a radiation. Once the patient has received the prescribed dose of radiation, the source is retracted back into the HDR machine. No radiation remains in the patient's body between treatments or after the final treatment is completed.
For more detailed information about skin cancer treatments available at SFRO click here.
Check out the latest issue of our Skin Cancer Newsletter here.
Please call us at 877-930-SFRO (7376) today to find the right treatment option for you.