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Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)
in Scottsdale, AZ

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the two most common types of skin cancer. Although an estimated three million Americans are affected by BCC or SCC every year, both of these skin cancers have a high treatment success rate, especially when caught early. Superficial radiation therapy (SRT) uses the latest technology to treat basal and squamous cell carcinoma without any invasive procedures. 

What Is Superficial Radiation Therapy?

Superficial radiation therapy (SRT) is a non-invasive procedure that uses a particular radiation machine to penetrate the skin and defeat cancer cells. The cancer is safely and effectively eliminated while the healthy skin tissue around the treatment area is preserved. SRT is also suitable for treating keloids.

SRT is an alternative treatment for Mohs surgery. Depending on the size and location of the cancer, some patients may be better candidates for one treatment over the other. During a consultation, a professional will examine your skin cancer lesion and create a treatment plan to remove the cancer.

Am I a Candidate for SRT?

SRT can be a great option for people diagnosed with nonmelanoma skin cancer that is close to the surface of the skin. Factors that may make you a good candidate for this treatment include:

  • Having basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Having squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
  • Having a severe health condition that puts you at a higher risk with surgery
  • Wanting a non-surgical treatment
  • Having keloids

SRT has a 98 percent success rate for treating nonmelanoma skin cancers. It can be used almost anywhere on the body, making it an ideal option for many patients. SRT appeals to many patients because it delivers fast results, doesn’t result in scarring, and preserves the surrounding skin.

Schedule a consultation with Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale to learn if SRT is the right treatment for you.

How Is Superficial Radiation Therapy Performed in Scottsdale, AZ?

At Skin & Cancer Center, our specialists use the SRT-100+™ to perform superficial radiation therapy. The SRT-100+™ is an FDA-approved machine that administers a specific radiation dose to the cancer cells. This is achieved by the machine penetrating just beneath the skin’s surface, allowing it to eliminate the cancer. It can also destroy keloid cells to improve the appearance of keloid scarring.

SRT treatment sessions are short, and no anesthesia is needed for the procedure.


What Is the Recovery From SRT Like?

Superficial radiation therapy is non-surgical, so patients don’t need to worry about incision sites healing. The area where you received your treatment may be red or sore, but this is only temporary.

SRT is considered non-invasive, and there is no associated downtime for recovery.

What Results Can I Expect After Superficial Radiation Therapy?

After being treated with SRT, your body’s basal or squamous cells will be destroyed. Your healthy skin tissue around the area will be safe and not need removal. Patients will be free of cancer and any scarring that would have been necessary with alternative treatments.

How Much Does Superficial Radiation Therapy Cost?

Your cost for SRT in Scottsdale, AZ, will depend on the location of the skin cancer lesion, the number of treatments needed, and your dermatologist’s expertise. In many cases, patients receive insurance coverage for the cost of their SRT treatment. You will receive a cost estimate for your SRT treatment during your consultation.

Want to Learn More About Superficial Radiation Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ?

To learn if SRT is a good treatment option for you, schedule a consultation with us at Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale. Call our office at (480) 596-1110 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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