Radiation interacts with a cancerous cell and alters the cell’s DNA (or genetic make-up) such that the cancerous cellis not allowed to replicate. This ultimately leads to cell death in the cancerous tumor.
Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT), is a low energy radiotherapy that penetrates only a short distance below the surface skin. It is highly effective and a cosmetically attractive alternative to surgery in selected cancer and patient populations. It is remarkably painless and every similar to having an X-Ray.
SRT is a possible treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer that are found on the surface of the skin. It can be used for lesions on the arms, legs, back and trunk. It is especially well suited for skin cancers of the head and neck regions—the fold in the nose, eyelids, lips, corner of mouth, and the lining the ear—that would otherwise lead to a less than desirable cosmetic outcome.
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