At Advanced Dermatology, Inc., we’re concerned with all aspects of your skin health and well-being. This includes the cosmetic as well as the medical. It’s an unfortunate reality that the incidence of skin cancer has been on the rise for the last 30 years. That is why we are so vigilant in promoting the best ways to protect you from what has become the most common form of cancer worldwide. Our Dana Point skin cancer care is centered on both prevention as well as early detection and treatment, which typically holds the best odds for positive outcomes.
There are a variety of treatments associated with treating skin cancer. The proper one is dependent upon several factors including the type of skin cancer, how far it has progressed, and the medical history and unique circumstances of the individual patient. Brachytherapy is a form of radiation treatment that targets the tumor directly and without affecting the surrounding tissue. Needless to say, this is a fantastic advancement. Our Dana Point skin cancer care wants to treat your skin cancer with the least amount of side effects or complications possible. Brachytherapy makes that possible. Because of the accuracy of the radiation, higher dosages can be done during each treatment session. This means that in many cases, the total amount of time for treatment is only a matter of days.
Brachytherapy is not for everyone, of course, but it has some specific benefits that make it a good choice for many patients. It produces less scarring, which can be a big advantage when the tumor is located on your face or another part of your body that is visible to others. It also produces is virtually pain-free, so sensitive areas- such as the shin- can be treated with a greater degree of comfort. In some instances, our Dana Point skin cancer care may be an ideal alternative to surgery, such as for patients who take blood thinners. Brachytherapy represents treatment without unnecessary risk. It’s painless and it allows the structure of the treated area to be maintained, giving it a clear cosmetic edge. There are some short-term and long-term side effects, as is true of any treatment. This information, along with answers to any questions you may have, will be discussed as part of your consultation. Call us today and schedule one.
Dana Point Dermatologist
34213 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629