Radiation Services at Precision Skin Care
At our clinic in Southeast Kansas we treat various forms of skin cancer, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. For patients diagnosed with skin cancer, we provide many treatment options in an effort to meet each individual’s needs. Radiation Services in the form of brachytherapy can be used to treat basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancers as an alternative to surgical procedures. Our professional staff of specialists have ample experience and success in treating patients with this form of therapy.
Brachytherapy: A Painless & Effective Treatment Option
The type of therapy we perform is electronic surface or skin brachytherapy, which we use to treat non-melanoma skin cancers like basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. The process for skin brachytherapy involves using a portable machine that applies radiotherapy through an applicator. We place the applicator directly on a patient’s skin to kill the cancer cells. This option is well-suited for patients who are not eligible or willing to submit to surgical excision of the affected area. It’s non-invasive and painless, as well as effective at eradicating the growth of skin cancer with appealing cosmetic results. We carefully evaluate whether brachytherapy is an option for each patient’s diagnosis. When it’s a viable treatment option, patients enjoy a shorter course of treatment than other forms of radiotherapy. After treatment, you can return to your normal daily routine.