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April 1, 2017

The epidemic of skin cancers in the US isonly getting worse.


There are four million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), called basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas, diagnosed in the United States each year! And for years, Dermatologists have focused on the treatment of skin cancer with surgical procedures followed  by reconstructive plastic surgery. While surgical procedures will remain the first choice for treating these NMSC, there is a new, non-surgical approach to treating these cancers that enjoys a 95% cure rate. Patients now finally have a choice that does not involve surgery to treat their NMSC.

 

This new non-surgical skin cancer treatment with the SRT-100™ delivers a precise, calibrated dose of Superficial Radiotherapy that only goes skin deep. This low-dose of radiation safely destroys NMSC with minimal damage to the healthy surrounding tissue. There is no requirement for anesthesia, no cutting or stitching, less risk for infection, and no need for reconstructive plastic surgery to repair surgical scars. Patients typically have less downtime or lifestyle restrictions during and after treatment, than they would experience with surgical treatments.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the SRT-100™ as a safe and effective treatment for NMSC. The procedure takes just a few minutes in a physician’s office and offers exceptional cure rates. It is ideal for patients with health risks that prevent them from undergoing surgical treatment, or patients who wish to avoid the pain and scarring associated with surgery. 

 

Colorado Dermatology Institute has been a leader in the delivery of Dermatologic care in Colorado Springs for 7 years. It is the only Dermatology clinic in Southern Colorado to be honored with an affiliation with the University of Colorado to facilitate the care of complex patients within a University setting. It is the only Dermatology clinic in America to have achieved the highest level of quality care accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  It houses the 2nd Dermatology Residency program in Colorado dedicated to producing exceptional Dermatologists for our community.  And, now it is the only Dermatology clinic in Southern Colorado to offer this non-surgical treatment option for select NMSC.

 

TAKE ACTION: For more information on NMSC treatment options or to schedule an appointment please call 719-531-5400.

 

 

 

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