Page 47 - Network Magazine Summer 2019
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 WITH BEAUTIFUL SKIN, NOTHING IS A CHORE.
                                                                                 but it’s still recommended to be removed.
• Basal cell carcinoma that is superficial and doesn't ex- tend very far into the skin may be treated with creams or ointments.
While Mohs surgery remains the “go to” treatment for melanoma, it has also been the traditional choice for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma treatment. Depending on the severity of the case, it has drawbacks. Moh’s surgery, even when done by the best surgeon , can develop complications such as post-operative bleeding, infection or scarring Patients must also stop taking their blood thinners before surgery, which puts susceptible patients at risk for blood clots or stroke, especially in patients with AFib. With that, we were looking for an alternative for patients who don’t need Mohs.
At Lehigh Valley Dermatology, we’re excited by the renewed use of superficial radiation therapy (SRT) for non-melanoma skin cancer. Interestingly, it’s one of the oldest treatments, having been developed more than 100 years ago. It’s been refined for use today. In fact, we’ve just added this treatment back into our arsenal at the practice by bringing in SkinCure, a leader in this SRT Therapy renaissance.
SRT is a highly evolved technology that allows high resolu- tion imaging of the tumor, and delivery of safe and precise doses of superficial radiation. It’s a proven non-invasive procedure that has been used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer for decades. Because the x-rays concentrate the superficial radiation dose on the skin surface, the treat- ment has several advantages over surgical procedures for skin cancer. Cosmetic results are excellent and no cutting is necessary. Most importantly patients are not put at risk by holding their anticoagulants! It's a painless, safe and highly effective non-surgical option for skin cancer treat- ment. We’re pleased to be putting the power of it to use again in the Lehigh Valley.
The best offense is a good defense when it comes to fighting skin cancer. Start with that sun protection and be vigilant with skin cancer checks. If treatment is needed, technology is on your side. We hope our provocative question prompts you to protect yourself this summer and year-round.
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