AffDerm in the News: New Treatment Available for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

superficial radiation therapy for skin cancer

With a 95% cure rate, Superficial Radiation Therapy delivers x-ray energy directly and precisely to skin cancer without surgery, downtime or affecting nearby tissue. 

More people have skin cancer than any other cancer and the numbers just keep rising. In fact, more than 3.5 million cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year and experts say the increase is coming from the baby boomer population and the numbers are rising at 2.5 times higher than other cancers. But there’s new technology helping patients treat that cancer and the treatment doesn’t require surgery. It’s called “Superficial Radiation Therapy.”

Click here to read the full article from azfamily 3TV CBS 5’s Heidi Goitia learn more about this skin cancer treatment option from Chief of Staff Christine Lin, MD, FAAD of Affiliated Dermatology.

Originally published by azfamily 3TV CBS 5’s Heidi Goitia . “New Treatment Available for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer.” April 16, 2019. Heidi Goitia is the traffic reporter and fill-in anchor for CBS 5 This Morning weekdays from 4:30-7am. Copyright 2019 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

1 comment

  1. I like that you mentioned that there is new technology helping patients with skin cancer treatment. My mother was diagnosed with skin cancer and treatments have been doing a nice job with her. Maybe she’ll be able to have a much better option in the near future.

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