Arizona Oncology - The US Oncology Network

Real Beauty is More Than Skin Deep; Unfortunately skin cancer can be too

6/01/2012

 

 

People say the glow of a tan makes them look healthier, but tanning is actually the skin’s reaction to harmful UV ray exposure. UVA and UVB rays from the sun or a tanning bed damage the skin and can lead to skin cancer.1 Indoor tanning is especially dangerous causing a 74% increased risk for melanoma, compared to those who have never used a tanning bed.2

Minimally invasive skin cancer treatment at Arizona Oncology

Radiation therapy is an effective, less invasive treatment option for many different types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, which accounts for 90% of all skin cancers in the US, without surgery. Radiation can also help treat melanoma, a less common, but more serious form of skin cancer because of its tendency to spread. Patients treated with radiation typically experience less scarring, which is especially important in highly visible areas, such as the face and neck.

High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy

For appropriate patients, HDR Brachytherapy provides an effective skin cancer treatment alternative to surgery with few side effects. Fast, powerful and precise, this technology offers patients optimal convenience and minimal disruption to daily life. HDR Brachytherapy is typically delivered in 3-5 minutes sessions over the course of 6-10 treatments. Using a highly concentrated dose of radiation, HDR Brachytherapy focuses on the tumor with a more superficial beam. As a result, less radiation is delivered to patient’s deeper, healthy tissues.

Using an external beam or HDR Brachytherapy, radiation can be used to treat:

• Basal Cell Carcinoma

• Squamous Cell Carcinoma

• Melanoma

• Classic Kaposi Sarcoma

• Merkel Cell Carcinoma

• Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

 

Benefits of HDR Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer

 

   • Customized for each individual patient

• Performed in a convenient outpatient setting

• Non-invasive

• Non-scarring

 

Chemotherapy treatment options

With treatments not limited to just Radiation, Arizona Oncology also offers advanced chemotherapy and infusion treatment for appropriate skin cancer patients. People say the glow of a tan makes them look healthier, but tanning is actually the skin’s reaction to harmful UV ray exposure. UVA and UVB rays from the sun or a tanning bed damage the skin and can lead to skin cancer. Indoor tanning is especially dangerous causing a 74% increased risk for melanoma, compared to those who have never used a tanning bed.

Minimally invasive skin cancer treatment at Arizona Oncology

Radiation therapy is an effective, less invasive treatment option for many different types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, which accounts for 90% of all skin cancers in the US, without surgery. Radiation can also help treat melanoma, a less common, but more serious form of skin cancer because of its tendency to spread. Patients treated with radiation typically experience less scarring, which is especially important in highly visible areas, such as the face and neck.

High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy

For appropriate patients, HDR Brachytherapy provides an effective skin cancer treatment alternative to surgery with few side effects. Fast, powerful and precise, this technology offers patients optimal convenience and minimal disruption to daily life. HDR Brachytherapy is typically delivered in 3-5 minutes sessions over the course of 6-10 treatments. Using a highly concentrated dose of radiation, HDR Brachytherapy focuses on the tumor with a more superficial beam. As a result, less radiation is delivered to patient’s deeper, healthy tissues.

Using an external beam or HDR Brachytherapy, radiation can be used to treat:

• Basal Cell Carcinoma

• Squamous Cell Carcinoma

• Melanoma

• Classic Kaposi Sarcoma

• Merkel Cell Carcinoma

• Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

 Benefits of HDR Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer

 • Customized for each individual patient

• Performed in a convenient outpatient setting

• Non-invasive

• Non-scarring

 Chemotherapy treatment options

With treatments not limited to just Radiation, Arizona Oncology also offers advanced chemotherapy and infusion treatment for appropriate skin cancer patients.

 

People say the glow of a tan makes them look healthier, but tanning is actually the skin’s reaction to harmful UV ray exposure. UVA and UVB rays from the sun or a tanning bed damage the skin and can lead to skin cancer.1 Indoor tanning is especially dangerous causing a 74% increased risk for melanoma, compared to those who have never used a tanning bed.2

Minimally invasive skin cancer treatment at Arizona Oncology

Radiation therapy is an effective, less invasive treatment option for many different types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, which accounts for 90% of all skin cancers in the US, without surgery. Radiation can also help treat melanoma, a less common, but more serious form of skin cancer because of its tendency to spread. Patients treated with radiation typically experience less scarring, which is especially important in highly visible areas, such as the face and neck.

High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy

For appropriate patients, HDR Brachytherapy provides an effective skin cancer treatment alternative to surgery with few side effects. Fast, powerful and precise, this technology offers patients optimal convenience and minimal disruption to daily life. HDR Brachytherapy is typically delivered in 3-5 minutes sessions over the course of 6-10 treatments. Using a highly concentrated dose of radiation, HDR Brachytherapy focuses on the tumor with a more superficial beam. As a result, less radiation is delivered to patient’s deeper, healthy tissues.

Using an external beam or HDR Brachytherapy, radiation can be used to treat:

• Basal Cell Carcinoma

• Squamous Cell Carcinoma

• Melanoma

• Classic Kaposi Sarcoma

• Merkel Cell Carcinoma

• Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

 

Benefits of HDR Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer

 

   • Customized for each individual patient

• Performed in a convenient outpatient setting

• Non-invasive

• Non-scarring

 

Chemotherapy treatment options

With treatments not limited to just Radiation, Arizona Oncology also offers advanced chemotherapy and infusion treatment for appropriate skin cancer patients.