New Treatment for Non-Melanoma Cancer Treatment, SRT-100
SRT-100 for Non-Melanoma Cancer Treatment
Non-melanoma cancer treatment, for carcinomas like basal cell or squamous cell, can be an unpleasant ordeal, often requiring several days of downtime, diligent care of the incision site, and all the other issues that can come with a surgical procedure. While removing these carcinomas is important, many patients put off the procedure over uneasiness to proceed, which is not optimal for good skin health.
Goodman Dermatology in Roswell, GA is now using an exciting technology which promises to revolutionize the removal of non-melanoma cancers, called the SRT-100 system. Rather than performing the removal of the spot in question by incision, the SRT-100 delivers low-energy radiotherapy on the affected area, penetrating only skin deep and only in the affected region.
How does SRT-100 Work?
Like other forms of radiotherapy, SRT-100 works by attacking all cells with fast cell division rates. By disrupting cell division, radiotherapy ends these cells’ ability to continue to grow. Because the radiotherapy only targets the fast-dividing and growing cells, it only affects the tumorous cells, leaving behind the health cells to quickly recover to their former state.
Benefits of SRT-100
The benefits of this treatment over the traditional surgical treatment are enormous. Not only does this procedure avoid all the potential issues with surgery, including long healing times, the need for care and cleaning of the incision site, and potential unsightly or unwanted scar tissue, the affected area rapidly returns to its pre-growth state. Because of the lack of incision, no anesthesia is required, and the recovery time is practically instantaneous, allowing you to get back to your daily routine with a minimum of effort. Furthermore, by directly irradiating the tumorous cells, it also has proven far more effective at preventing recurrence of the same cancerous spots, as there is far-reduced risk of any of the tumor surviving the procedure. Finally, as the cells will be removed by the body’s own natural defenses once they have been rendered inert, there is often no scar or very minimal scar tissue. See Before and After Photos of patients who had the SRT 100 treatment.
What if I have more Questions?
Before agreeing to any procedure, even one as straightforward and exciting as SRT-100, it is always important to ensure that you’ve had all the questions you need answered to your satisfaction. The team at Goodman Dermatology is happy to answer any questions you have, or to go over the procedure with you in detail. Goodman Dermatology is a fast-growing practice based in beautiful Roswell, Georgia. Its location is very convenient for those living in Alpharetta, Marietta, Johns Creek, Milton, and Cumming, GA. If you have any questions about SRT-100 and the effects and benefits of non-melanoma cancer treatment, contact us here or make an appointment to speak with a physician about your options.
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