"I was worried about a scar from Mohs surgery. The radiation treatment at Gamma West was a fabulous alternative. It was quick and safe and left no scar. The staff was great. The results were great."
- Barbara

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Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Treatment

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. Approximately 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, increasing the risk of squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers.*

Squamous cell and basil cell skin cancers are generally treated with surgery. However, Gamma West also offers advanced superficial radiation therapy (SRT) as a non-invasive alternative to surgery to treat squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers. Superficial radiation therapy delivers a beam of low energy from outside the body to the cancer site, destroying the cancel cells. It only penetrates approximately 5 mm below the skin’s surface, virtually the thickness of the skin. This non-invasive therapy can also be utilized to treat skin lesions in sensitive areas of the face including the eyes, ears, and nose. Superficial radiation therapy is also used to treat keloids, which are raised overgrowths of scar tissue that can form at the site of a skin injury.

* Source: www.skincancer.org

Benefits of Superficial Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer Treatment

Superficial radiation therapy requires short treatment sessions with minimal or no down time. Surrounding healthy tissue is also preserved with minimal to no scarring or deep tissue damage, as there is no cutting of the skin or need for stitches. This safe, painless, and effective therapy is a viable option for those individuals with health risks or other medical concerns that may prevent them from undergoing surgical skin cancer treatment. Medicare Part B and most insurance carriers readily accept this skin cancer treatment option.