Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment
We are pleased to announce a new and effective non-invasive treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers. Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT) is a proven non-surgical treatment for both basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas in which surgical intervention is declined, unadvisable, or potentially associated with significant cosmetic or functional limitations.
As a leader in surgical treatment of skin cancer with Mohs surgery, Dr. Mott is pleased to be the first facility in the Denver-Metro region of Colorado to offer superficial radiotherapy in a dermatology practice. This gives patients two effective options to treat difficult skin cancers-Mohs surgery and SRT.
SRT is performed with a series of short 30 second treatments that are safe, painless and produce little to no wounding of the skin. The cure rate of this treatment is as high as 95-97% and results in little or no scarring.
Our facility is certified for radiotherapy and meets all building and code requirements for this form of skin cancer treatment.
Now patients with skin cancer who do not wish to have surgery have a viable option for difficult to treat areas such as legs, scalps and difficult to that facial areas.
While SRT is an attractive option for removing skin cancers, it is not suitable for all types of skin cancers or patients. Some of the factors affecting whether radiation therapy can be used include:
- Type of cancer
- Site of cancer
- Patient preference
- Suitability of other treatments
- Prior use of radiation therapy