Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment, SRT-100
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers must be treated. Treatments for skin cancers are best performed by dermatologists who are specially trained to select the best method of treatment. Treatments may involve a variety of surgical and non-surgical options and one option is not going to be best for everyone. Dermatology Alliance Keller/Coppell offers all of the surgical options for skin cancer treatment.
Dermatology Alliance Keller/Coppell offers a safe, non-invasive way to treat non-melanoma skin cancer with the FDA-approved superficial radiation therapy (SRT) machine. Dermatology Alliance Keller/Coppell is the first practice in Fort Worth, and one of only a few in Texas, to offer this treatment option. Only a few dermatologist in the country are able to offer their patients a non-surgical choice for treating basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer. The SRT-100™ is one of only 150 specially-designed machines available and we are lucky enough to have one right here at Dermatology Alliance Keller/Coppell!
New technology has created the ability to precisely control X-ray energy to only penetrate the area involving the skin cancer, minimizing unwanted effects on local normal skin. This means we can offer a virtually painless procedure often with minimal scarring. Most importantly, the SRT-100 has a cure rate of 95 to 98 percent!
What You Can Expect from Radiation Therapy
Superficial Radiation Therapy is also a great alternative to surgery for people who may not be good surgical candidates, are on blood thinners, or tend to form keloids or scar easily. The treatment consists of 12-16 short visits three times a week. Treated areas usually have some redness, scaling or crusting during the last few treatments. Once treatments are complete, the spot usually returns to the normal skin color over several weeks. Side effects can be a long lasting change in the color of the skin around the site and/or a change in the thickness of the skin at the treatment site.
Make an appointment to find out more and ask to see our before and after photos!