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Nonsurgical Radiotherapy for Skin Cancer

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Superficial Radiation Therapy

SRT is a low energy radiotherapy that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin. It is a proven non-invasive procedure that has been used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer for over 50 years. Because the superficial x-rays concentrate radiation dose on the skin surface, the treatment has several advantages over surgical procedures.

The SRT-100 provide painless, safe, and effective treatment options for Basal Cell Carcinomas, Squamous Cell Carcinomas, and Keloids. Learn more here.

Advantages of Superficial Radiation Therapy

Diagnosed with skin cancer?

If you’re concerned about surgery, scarring, pain, or interruption of lifestyle, the SRT-100TM could be the right treatment option for you.

 The SRT-100TM is a nonmelanoma skin cancer treatment option that doesn’t involve surgery and has more than a 95% cure rate. Using superficial radiotherapy that concentrates only on the surface of the skin, SRT may be a better option than surgery for many people:

  • Virtually Painless.
  • Little to no scarring.
  • Faster Healing.
  • No Downtime.

Which conditions need Superficial Radiation Therapy?

The SRT-100 provide painless, safe, and effective treatment options for Basal Cell Carcinomas, Squamous Cell Carcinomas, and Keloids. 

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA FACTS:  

  • The second most common form of skin cancer.
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma often looks like scaly red patches, open sores, elevated growths with a central depression, or warts; they may crust or bleed.
  • An estimated 700,000 cases of SCC are diagnosed each year in the US.

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA FACTS:

  • Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
  • BCCs often look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars.
  • There are an estimated 2.8 million cases of BCC diagnosed in the US each year.

KELOID FACTS:

  • A keloids is a growth of extra scar tissue where the skin has healed after an injury.
  • Most skin injury types can contribute to keloid scarring. This includes acne scars, burns, chickenpox scars, ear piercing, scratches, surgical cuts or vaccination sites.
  • The most effective treatment is superficial external beam radiotherapy (SRT), which can achieve cure rates of up to 90+%.



Treatment

  • The SRT procedure is non-surgical and does not require the use of anesthetics.
  • You will be required to attend multiple sessions, depending on your doctor’s recommendations.
  • The X-ray will be directed toward the lesion by placing an applicator cone over the targeted area.
  • Once the treatment begins, it will take approximately 90- seconds to deliver the therapy.
  • The treatment is painless, but you will notice skin redness by the end of the first week’s treatment.
  • Post treatment, the skin will form a protective scab. The new, healthy skin will develop underneath it.

Before/After

Before SRT

After SRT

Basal Cell Carcinoma on the Nose

Before SRT

After SRT

Basal Cell Carcinoma on the Lower Right Leg

Before SRT

After SRT

Squamous Cell Carcinoma on the Right Forehead

FAQs

Is this product FDA Cleared?

YES! It is FDA cleared for whole body treatment of Skin Cancer and Keloid Scars in conjunction with surgery.

What is informed consent and what does it involve?

In cases where there are larger possible risks, you may be asked to agree in writing to the doctor’s plan for your care. This is part of informed consent. It recognizes your need to know about a procedure, surgery, or treatment, before you decide whether to have it.

It’s common to go through the informed consent process before starting cancer treatment. If you are getting more than one type of treatment, you will likely need separate informed consents for surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

After your first talk with your doctor, you may have only a general idea of the treatment plan. You’ll likely want to know more so that you can think about the ways this plan may affect your health and your life. In order to freely decide whether the risks are worth the benefits you expect to get from the treatment plan, you must understand the risks and drawbacks of the plan. Most people find that they need to get some questions answered before they can decide on a treatment plan that carries some risk for them.

Informed consent is a process that includes all of these steps:

  • You are told (or get information in some way) about the possible risks and benefits of the treatment.
  • You are told about the risks and benefits of other options, including not getting treatment.
  • You have the chance to ask questions and get them answered to your satisfaction.
  • You have had time (if needed) to discuss the plan with family or advisors.
  • You are able to use the information to make a decision that you think is in your own best interest.
  • You share your decision with your doctor or treatment team.

If you have gone through these steps and decide to agree to the treatment or procedure, you are usually asked to sign a paper called a consent form. The completed and signed consent form is a legal document that lets your doctor go ahead with the treatment plan. The consent form names the procedure or treatment to be done. The rest of the form may be very general, stating only that you have been told about the risks of the treatment and other available options. Or it may be very detailed, outlining what the risks and other options are. Depending on how it’s presented, you may sign for one certain procedure or treatment, or you may give blanket approval for any treatments and procedures that the health provider decides are needed.

From the doctor’s viewpoint, informed consent means that:

  • A doctor or nurse must make every effort to be sure the patient understands the purpose, benefits, risks, and other options of the test or treatment. Then the doctor or nurse must get the patient’s consent before starting. In some cases, even a simple blood test or an injection (“shot”) requires written consent from the patient.
  • As long as adult patients are mentally able to make their own decisions, medical care cannot begin unless they give informed consent.
  • If the patient is a minor (under age), has a serious mental disability, or cannot give consent, then the parent, legal guardian, or a person authorized by the court must give consent before treatment can start. This is usually a close family member who has reason to know what the patient would want. (See “Who besides the patient can give consent?” in the section “What are the legal requirements of informed consent?”) As some very public court cases have shown, an elaborate legal system is in place to guide cases in which the patient is mentally or physically unable to give informed consent for treatment. These cases have come up when the patient is in a coma (unconscious) or on life support.

Sometimes health care workers refer to the consent form itself as an “informed consent.” This is not quite accurate. Informed consent is the process and actions that take place as you learn about and think about a treatment before you agree to it. Your signature on the form is taken to be evidence that this took place. If you decide that you do not want the procedure or treatment, you should not sign the consent form. In this case, you may be asked to sign aninformed refusal form or a form that states you are choosing not to follow medical advice. Your signature on this form implies that you know the risks of refusing, so be sure that you understand these risks and know your other options before you sign.

Will I need reconstructive surgery post treatment?

No. The SRT-100™ is a non-invasive procedure.

What is the cure rate of Basal & Squamous Cell skin cancer when treated with the SRT-100™?

The SRT-100™ has a cure rate of 95% to 98%.

How long is a typical treatment?

Depending on the treatment protocol the Physician chooses for your particular case, you may be required to have several treatments per week for up to several weeks. Each treatment can last as long as 50 seconds.

Is SRT-100™ a safe treatment option?

The SRT-100™ is proven technology to treat non-melanoma skin cancers, actinic keratosis, and Kaposi’s sarcoma. It is safe and proven effective. It is utilized by dermatologists and radiation oncologists all over the world as a proven treatment with proven outcomes.

What should I expect from SRT-100 treatment?

You should expect the same results as surgery without the following:

  • No pain
  • No anesthesia
  • No cutting
  • No bleeding
  • No stitching
  • No scarring

Why is the SRT-100™ a viable alternative to surgery?

The SRT-100™ doesn’t harm surrounding or underlying healthy tissue while targeting only the cancer.

What kind of conditions can be treated by the SRT-100™?

The SRT-100™ is an excellent treatment option for patients with the following conditions:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Metatypical Carcinoma
  • Cutaneous Appendage Carcinoma
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Videos

Physicians and patients agree, SRT provides an effective alternative to surgery. Hear about their experiences.