Treating Skin Cancer with Superficial Radiation Therapy

Our Sensus SRT-100 Vision Unit was installed in January 2016 and was the first SRT machine in the state of Colorado. Our facility offers this state-of-the-art equipment to skin cancer patients with a new, non-invasive, non-Moh’s, non-surgical option to cure basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. This form of treatment is especially useful and effective for head, neck and face skin cancers because there are no surgical scars (no scalpels and no needles) as a result of treatment or needed for treatment. This treatment, called SRT or “soft radiation treatment,” is effectively limited to the thickness of the skin and focused directly to the cancerous spot(s). Treatment can be administered in as little as two days per week for eight treatments total and is 98% effective. The actual treatment sessions last an average of 45 seconds.

The national skin cancer diagnosis rate is annually estimated to be 2.5 times greater than all other cancers combined. Between 10% and 20% of skin cancer patients have pre-existing conditions that are not conducive to an invasive, surgical procedure. Many patients who have had one or more Moh’s surgeries may subsequently prefer a non-surgical option.

“There are more non-melanomatous skin cancers (basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer) each year in the U.S.A. than all other cancers added together — a total of 5.4 million new cancers like this per year. We now have a curative, non-surgical treatment option for these common skin cancers called Sensus Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT). The radiation is limited just to the skin and we can focus the treatment directly on the cancer. In general, we treat about 80% of our patients with 2 treatments per week for 4 weeks, and each treatment takes 45 seconds. SRT can make skin cancer go away with no knives, no needles, no pain, no scarring.”
– Kevin L. Schewe, MD, FACRO, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director

Eligible Tumor Types

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Keloids

“With incision on your face, that’s where everyone looks. That’s what I liked about SRT, everything looked normal.”
– Rick, Sensus Patient

Treatment Process

Superficial x-rays are aimed directly at the lesion with a surrounding margin using an applicator cone selected to custom treat your skin cancer. The cone has a clear, transparent tip so that the physician can see exactly what is being treated every time. The radiation beam is confined to the inside of the treatment cone and kills all the cancer cells while selectively sparing the normal surrounding skin.

During your initial visit, the radiation oncologist works with the team to customize the treatment energy, cone size, and treatment dose to your individual cancer, and monitors the progress during your treatment. At each treatment session, you are evaluated directly by the physician who places the treatment cone. The average treatment time is just 45 seconds. Temporary side effects to the painless treatment include redness and sometimes blistering of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These conditions are managed by the radiation oncologist and complete healing is typically achieved within several weeks. Most patients have little or no scar tissue at the treatment site after healing is done.

Advantages of Soft Radiation Therapy

  • Non-invasive, non-surgical, and non-Moh’s
  • No needles, no knives, no scar
  • Does not require use of anesthetics
  • Painless treatment
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Minimal radiation exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue
  • As little as two days per week for 8 total treatments
  • 98% effective
  • Treatments last 45 seconds or less

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Treating Skin Cancer with Superficial Radiation Therapy

Our Sensus SRT-100 Vision Unit was installed in January 2016 and was the first SRT machine in the state of Colorado. Our facility offers this state-of-the-art equipment to skin cancer patients with a new, non-invasive, non-Moh’s, non-surgical option to cure basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. This form of treatment is especially useful and effective for head, neck and face skin cancers because there are no surgical scars (no scalpels and no needles) as a result of treatment or needed for treatment. This treatment, called SRT or “soft radiation treatment,” is effectively limited to the thickness of the skin and focused directly to the cancerous spot(s). Treatment can be administered in as little as two days per week for eight treatments total and is 98% effective. The actual treatment sessions last an average of 45 seconds.

The national skin cancer diagnosis rate is annually estimated to be 2.5 times greater than all other cancers combined. Between 10% and 20% of skin cancer patients have pre-existing conditions that are not conducive to an invasive, surgical procedure. Many patients who have had one or more Moh’s surgeries may subsequently prefer a non-surgical option.

“There are more non-melanomatous skin cancers (basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer) each year in the U.S.A. than all other cancers added together — a total of 5.4 million new cancers like this per year. We now have a curative, non-surgical treatment option for these common skin cancers called Sensus Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT). The radiation is limited just to the skin and we can focus the treatment directly on the cancer. In general, we treat about 80% of our patients with 2 treatments per week for 4 weeks, and each treatment takes 45 seconds. SRT can make skin cancer go away with no knives, no needles, no pain, no scarring.”
– Kevin L. Schewe, MD, FACRO, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director

Eligible Tumor Types

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Keloids

 

 

Treatment Process

Superficial x-rays are aimed directly at the lesion with a surrounding margin using an applicator cone selected to custom treat your skin cancer. The cone has a clear, transparent tip so that the physician can see exactly what is being treated every time. The radiation beam is confined to the inside of the treatment cone and kills all the cancer cells while selectively sparing the normal surrounding skin.

During your initial visit, the radiation oncologist works with the team to customize the treatment energy, cone size, and treatment dose to your individual cancer, and monitors the progress during your treatment. At each treatment session, you are evaluated directly by the physician who places the treatment cone. The average treatment time is just 45 seconds. Temporary side effects to the painless treatment include redness and sometimes blistering of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These conditions are managed by the radiation oncologist and complete healing is typically achieved within several weeks. Most patients have little or no scar tissue at the treatment site after healing is done.

“With incision on your face, that’s where everyone looks. That’s what I liked about SRT, everything looked normal.”
– Rick, Sensus Patient

Advantages of Soft Radiation Therapy

  • Non-invasive, non-surgical, and non-Moh’s
  • No needles, no knives, no scar
  • Does not require use of anesthetics
  • Painless treatment
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Minimal radiation exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue
  • As little as two days per week for 8 total treatments
  • 98% effective
  • Treatments last 45 seconds or less

 

 

Our Patient’s Story

Click the button below to see more patients we’ve helped with soft radiation therapy and the Sensus.

 

Pre-Treatment

Post Treatment-Treatment

Speak with one of our dedicated team members about how we can help today.

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