SRT Treatment for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in New York and New Jersey
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey offer SRT treatment for skin cancer to the residents of New York and New Jersey.
What Is SRT Treatment for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer?
Superficial radiation therapy, or SRT, is a non-surgical treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 40% to 50% of adults over the age of 65 will experience some type of skin cancer, but many of these patients prefer to avoid surgery or are at higher medical risk for surgery. SRT Treatment uses radiotherapy to treat your skin cancer.
How Does SRT Treatment for Skin Cancer Work?
Radiation has long been used in the fight against cancer. The treatment works by changing the cancer cells so that they cannot reproduce, and ultimately, the cancerous cells die. SRT Treatment is a special radiotherapy that penetrates to a depth just below your skin surface where cancer cells live.
What Can Be Treated with SRT Treatment for Skin Cancer?
SRT treatment is especially beneficial for non-melanoma skin cancer that occurs on the head and neck, such as the nose, eyelids, lips, corners of the mouth and ears. The treatment is also effective for skin cancers on the arms, legs, back and torso – particularly in those who are poor surgical candidates.
How is SRT Treatment for Skin Cancer Performed?
Dr. Goldberg may recommend multiple SRT treatments for your specific case. The radiotherapy energy is concentrated on the treatment area with a specially designed cone-shaped instrument. Energy is applied to the area for approximately 60 seconds.
Is the Procedure Painful?
The procedure is painless, similar to having an X-ray done. You may have some redness after your treatment, and a scab may form over the treated lesion.
When Will I See Results?
The results of your SRT treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer depend on the condition that is being treated, as well as the size of the treatment area. Dr. Goldberg discusses the results of your treatment during your consultation and follow-up visits.
How Long Do the Results Last?
SRT Treatment for skin cancer gives you long-lasting results. However, certain lifestyle choices, such as sun exposure and ethnicity, may place you at greater risk for redeveloping skin cancer. Dr. Goldberg provides you with post-treatment instructions to give you the longest possible results.
Can SRT Treatment for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Be Combined with Other Treatments?
Dr. Goldberg may recommend other treatments that can help you reach your cosmetic and medical dermatology goals.
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What Is the Cost of SRT Treatment for Skin Cancer in New York And New Jersey?
The price of SRT treatment for skin cancer varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit® as a financingoption.
How Do I Get Started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss SRT treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.
Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call us today to speak with our friendly staff.
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"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York