Superficial Radiation Therapy

Skin cancer treatment / non-invasive

Superficial Radiation Therapy (often referred to as SRT) treatment is a low energy radiotherapy that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin.

What is SRT and when is it a good alternative to surgical treatment for certain skin cancers?

In some cases a skin cancer may occur in a body area that is not suited for surgical removal and use of SRT may be indicated.  Skin cancer surgery can be difficult to repair (possibly requiring plastic surgery) in certain areas of the face and head, tight skin areas such as the legs and for senior citizens who have often have thinning skin.

- SRT treatments are generally not subject to surgical complications such as infections and bleeding

- During the SRT treatment series normal activities are generally not impacted

- Full recovery typically occurs very quickly after SRT treatments are complete

SRT is used to treat non-melanoma skin cancers and has been safely used by dermatologists for over 50 years.