This treatment is quite costly (often in excess of $15,000) and is usually reserved for those who are late-middle aged or elderly who are not good surgical candidates or do not wish to undergo surgery. Healing can be excellent, although 9 or more treatment sessions are needed, depending upon the depth of the tumor and the dosage of radiation given. Most treatments take only several minutes and are painless. Unfortunately many patients develop skin irritation during or, more commonly, immediately following treatment. This irritation, called radiation dermatitis, can take several weeks or even months to resolve. The cure rate for radiation for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma is as high as 97%.
What is radiation treatment?
Radiation treatment is used to treat the tumor and other cancer cells. The radiation is in the form of energy beams. This radiation treatment is a substitute for surgeries so that people who are old or people that can’t undergo surgery can opt for radiation treatment.
Dr. Bader refers to Radiation Treatment Centers that have the best, state-of-the-art machinery that is most effective with the least possible side effects.
Is Radiation Treatment the best?
The cure rate for radiation treatment of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma is as high as 97%.
The treatment is painless, and patients feel little if any pain during the whole process in most cases.
Come visit Dr. Bader and he will ensure that you receive the best possible treatment at the best possible Radiation Treatment Center.