Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT) has been used to successfully treat non-melanoma skin cancers for hundred’s of years. In fact, the first case of skin cancer being treated and cured using this method was published in 1903.
Since then, the treatment has advanced and today, we are achieving some outstanding results, as you can see below.
Some quick facts about superficial radiotherapy include:
- It has a five-year recurrence free rate of approximately 90%, which is on par with surgery
- It uses low energy x-rays to accurately target the skin cancer cell/s only, meaning no cutting is involved
- It penetrates the skin to a maximum depth of 9mm (0.9cm) only
- It does not impact any other areas of the body, internally or externally
- It can be used to treat Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Keloids and other skin malignancies such as Lymphoma
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