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Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT): A Safe and Effective Treatment for Skin Cancer

Written by fuelwebmedia
October 13, 2023


Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. There are two main types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common type of skin cancer, and they include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

There are many different treatments available for skin cancer, including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Superficial radiation therapy (SRT) is a type of radiation therapy that is used to treat non-melanoma skin cancers. SRT is a safe and effective treatment that can be used to remove skin cancer without surgery.

What is SRT?

SRT is a type of radiation therapy that uses low-energy beams of radiation to kill cancer cells. The radiation beams are focused on the skin cancer, and they only penetrate the skin’s surface. This means that SRT does not damage the underlying tissues, such as muscle or bone.

What to expect during SRT?

SRT is a painless procedure that is performed in an outpatient setting. The treatment typically takes about 5 minutes per session, and you will need to have several sessions over the course of a few weeks. During each session, you will lie on a table while the radiation beams are delivered to the skin cancer.

Why choose Michael J. Freeman, MD, PA – DocFreeman Dermatology for SRT?

DocFreeman Dermatology is a leading dermatology practice in Central Florida. We have a team of experienced dermatologists who are experts in the treatment of skin cancer. We use the latest technology and techniques to provide our patients with the best possible care.

Learn more > Superficial radiation therapy (SRT)

If you are considering SRT for the treatment of skin cancer, we encourage you to contact Michael J. Freeman, MD, PA – DocFreeman Dermatology. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide if SRT is the right treatment for you.

Call us today at (352) 732-7779 to schedule a consultation.

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