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Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) at Illinois Dermatology Institute

Combat skin cancer with non-invasive, effective treatment today. Nearly 3.3 million Americans are diagnosed with basal and squamous cell skin cancers every year. According to the American Cancer Society, 8 out of 10 who are diagnosed have basal cell cancer. Skin cancer has been on the rise for numerous years due to increased sun exposure coupling higher levels of screening and more advanced early detection and treatment methods.

IDI is proud to provide patients with a basal or squamous cell cancer diagnosis the option to choose Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT). This leading-edge treatment is performed without the need for intricate surgeries, lengthy recovery times, or unsightly scarring. This painless, non-surgical procedure is the non-invasive gold standard for skin cancer treatment for patients with non-melanoma cancer.

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Precision Superficial Radiation Therapy You Can Count On.

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Superficial Radiation Therapy is not like other cancer radiation treatment options. It works to rid your body of the malignant cells under the skin’s surface without harming healthy tissues adjacent to the affected area. SRT supplies a pre-calibrated radiation dose to the affected area that penetrates five millimeters through the skin’s surface. Considered a low dose but highly effective option for radiation treatment, SRT instantly targets and destroys the cancerous cells without pain.

The benefits of SRT are plenty.

Superficial Radiation Therapy offers effective and long-lasting results and has considerably more precedence over other surgical skin cancer treatment options.

Some of the most significant benefits of SRT include:

  • Short-term treatment sessions
  • A quick recovery time
  • No scarring
  • The elimination of risk for short- or long-term nerve damage
  • No anesthesia usage
  • No post-surgery downtime or discomfort
  • No requirement for reconstructive surgery following treatment
  • No surgical incisions required

Complete Dermatology Services at IDI

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with basal or squamous cell skin cancer and are searching for the best treatment options for you, we can help. At IDI, our team of skin experts will work with you to tailor your treatment options to your specific diagnosis and lifestyle goals. Our state-of-the-art treatment facilities offer the best treatment options for skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, and removal.

We provide a full suite of dermatology services, including surgical, cosmetic, and vein therapy, along with superficial radiation therapy.


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