Superficial Radiotherapy Treatment, which is commonly referred to as “SRT,” is an FDA approved method for treating certain types of skin cancer and skin conditions that is now being offered at Walnut Creek Skin and Laser. In our office, the equipment used to administer SRT is referred to as SRT-100™. This advanced and revolutionary piece of equipment can treat various types of skin cancer and other severe skin conditions right here in our office. The exception is that it cannot be used to treat melanoma skin cancer.
Examples of the cancers and other skin conditions that can be treated with the SRT-100™ are:
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Metatypic Carcinoma
- Cutaneous Appendage Carcinoma
- Kaposi’s Sarcoma
SRT administered using SRT-100™ equipment is a unique way of treating the abovementioned conditions for many reasons. This manner of treatment utilizes radiation that only penetrates up to 5 millimeters below the skin’s surface. Also, it is able to treat skin cancers and conditions effectively without damaging the surrounding skin tissue. This type of treatment does not involve surgery nor does it penetrate deep into body tissue.
There are many benefits to opting for SRT using SRT-100™ equipment over other treatment methods for many types of skin cancer and keloids:
- It is safe
- It is proven to be effective
- It does not involve surgery
- Treatment sessions are relatively short
- It causes very little (if any) pain
- It does not require anesthesia
- It does not result in scarring
- The healing process is relatively quick
Other Benefits of the SRT-100™:
There are many other benefits of the SRT-100™ not listed above. For example, the system is easy to move from one location to another. This means that many more skin cancer patients will be able to benefit from it. Its portability means that superficial radiotherapy treatments can be administered off-site (that is, outside of dermatology offices) in facilities such as assisted living homes and nursing homes.
Many patients who have had superficial radiotherapy treatments report experiencing little or no pain while also achieving positive results. The concept of superficial radiotherapy is not new. In fact this type of treatment has been in existence for decades. What is new is the way in which it is administered. Walnut Creek Skin and Laser is proud to offer SRT using SRT-100™ equipment.
SRT-100™ is Safe
Superficial Radiotherapy that is administered through the SRT-100™ is both safe and effective. Every person’s treatment plan is specific to that individual’s unique situation. In some cases, treatments must be administered more than once per week for a month or longer. However, each treatment is relatively short, sometimes lasting for only one minute at a time.