Radiotherapy for treatment of neoplastic diseases
More than 2.8 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year.
The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer has been steadily increasing for several decades and is intensified as the population ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control, non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.
The treatment of neoplasms is usually based on the Mohs surgical technique which involves a series of procedures to excise the lesion along with a margin of surrounding healthy tissue. The result is analysed in situ and resection is continued until the cancerous tissue disappears. Although this method is effective and appropriate for many patients, it requires a team of highly skilled surgeons and a laboratory, while its negative impact on skin aesthetics often requires plastic surgery. In addition, surgical treatment is invasive, with risks of scarring and postoperative infections, whereas reimbursement for the procedure has recently been severely limited. Faced with all these aspects related to safety, patient numbers and retention, as well as reimbursement conditions and clinical results it becomes clear that a new, cheaper solution is needed.
Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT) is a low energy radiotherapy treatment that only reaches deep into the skin. It provides an effective, painless and cosmetically appealing alternative to surgery for selected cancers and patients. Healthcare presents the SRT-100™ superficial radiotherapy platform, which - with its safe, effective and reliable technology - will prove to be an excellent investment for years to come. SRT-100™ is a new and currently the most advanced method of superficial radiotherapy available.
SRT is the most humanitarian treatment for patients with contraindications to surgery related to medical conditions, diabetes, heart diseases or patients with non-melanoma facial skin cancers.
Why is it worth it?
non-surgical method, characterised with low invasiveness
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