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Electronic Brachytherapy for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

A Safe and Effective Treatment Option

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common type of cancer in the United States, affecting millions of people each year. While most NMSC cases are treatable, some patients may not be candidates for surgery or other traditional treatments. For these patients, electronic brachytherapy (EBT) may be a safe and effective treatment option.

EBT is a type of radiation therapy that uses high-dose x-rays to deliver a precise dose of radiation directly to the cancer cells. Unlike traditional brachytherapy, which uses radioactive isotopes, EBT uses a miniaturized electronic x-ray source. This makes EBT a more portable and flexible treatment option, and it also eliminates the need for radiation shielding.

EBT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of NMSC types, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The procedure is typically performed in an outpatient setting, and it can be completed in a single visit. Most patients experience minimal side effects, and the risk of recurrence is low.

Find Out If EBT Is Right For You

If you have been diagnosed with NMSC, talk to your doctor about whether EBT may be a safe and effective treatment option for you.

Electronic Brachytherapy FAQs

What kinds of skin cancer can EBT treat?

EBT is primarily used to treat non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). It can also be effective for certain precancerous skin lesions.

How many EBT treatments will I need?

In many cases, patients can be successfully treated with a single EBT session, but this will vary from person to person based on the size, type, location, and other aspects of their skin cancer or condition.

Can skin cancer come back after EBT treatment?

While EBT is highly effective in treating skin cancer, there is always a small risk of recurrence. However, recurrence rates are generally low, especially when the treatment is administered properly and followed by regular monitoring and follow-up appointments. It's essential to continue practicing sun safety and regular skin checks after EBT treatment to detect any new or recurrent skin cancer early.

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