Superficial Radiation Q&A

Superficial Radiation Q&A

Superficial Radiation services offered in Palm Bay, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Titusville and Rockledge, FL

If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer or you’re at risk of developing it, rely on Florida Dermatology Associates. Ruben Moreno, MD, and his skilled team offer cutting-edge superficial radiation to treat skin cancer without damaging the surrounding tissues. Superficial radiation services are offered in our Port St. John office for all our patients.

What is superficial radiation?

Superficial radiation therapy, also called SRT, is a low-energy treatment that penetrates a short distance into your skin to treat skin cancer without any damaging side effects. If you have signs of skin cancer or you’ve been diagnosed with this common skin disease, see the experts at Florida Dermatology Associates for an evaluation.

What are the benefits of superficial radiation?

Some of the main benefits of SRT at Florida Dermatology Associates include:

  • Elimination of skin cancer
  • Low risk of side effects
  • No damage to surrounding tissues
  • Ease of use
  • Highly effective, exceptional results
  • Reduced risk of skin cancer spreading
  • No pain or downtime

SRT doesn’t cause radiation to travel far into your body, which means it’s safer than other radiation treatments.

Is superficial radiation right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for SRT at Florida Dermatology Associates, your specialist reviews your medical history and symptoms. They evaluate moles or unusual skin changes to detect or rule out possible cancer. Your specialist may obtain a tissue sample, allowing a lab to analyze it and possibly confirm a diagnosis. 

What should I expect during superficial radiation?

While undergoing SRT at Florida Dermatology Associates, you relax on a comfortable chair. Your specialist uses low-dose radiation treatment that only travels skin-deep to prevent cancer cells from spreading to other areas of your body. You might receive a series of 30-second treatments once or twice weekly during a period of several weeks. 

The Florida Dermatology Associates team tailors each skin cancer treatment to offer you the best outcome. You don’t need anesthesia during SRT, and it’s not painful. It also doesn't require any downtime or leave scarring. 

What happens after superficial radiation therapy?

You likely need multiple SRT treatments to receive the most benefit. You may require 5-14 treatments, but every patient is different. After each SRT treatment, you can expect some irritation and redness at the treatment area. The Florida Dermatology Associates team lets you know when to schedule your next session.

To learn more about superficial radiation therapy at Florida Dermatology Associates, call one of the offices or use the online booking feature today.