1 in 4 Have Cancer
More than two million cases are diagnosed with non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in the United States each year. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of NMSC skin cancer, comprising 75% of all NMSC cases. Squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) accounts for 20% of NMSC cases.
Sun exposure is the greatest risk factor for BCC, therefore it usually develops on skin that gets sun exposure, such as on the scalp, face, neck, ears, and back of the hands. It is possible to get BCC on any part of the body. This type of skin cancer has a low mortality, it grows slowly and is rarely spreads to other parts of the body. BCC can grow wide and deep, destroying skin tissue and surrounding bone. 20% of Americans will develop this type of cancer during their lifetime.
Surgery is the most used treatment but treatment options also include topical agents, proton therapy and photon or x-ray therapy. Radiation therapy is especially useful when surgical removal may result in disfigurement such as when the NMSC is located in areas such as the eyelid, ear, or nose. Radiation therapy is also an excellent treatment option for NMSC in poor healing areas such as the shin, patients with comorbidities, and patients who just so not want the risks of surgery.
Unlike in years past, when the only options for treating skin cancer included high doses of radiation, or surgery to remove the skin cancer cells, patients with basal and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancers now have options. At Newport BrachyTherapy, we are here to help patients in Orange County to alleviate fears, and explain the non- invasive, no recovery-time options available today to treat your skin cancer.
Instead, our Electronic Brachytherapy Skin Cancer Treatment uses a miniature x-ray source to generate photons internally, so as to avoid extensive radiation exposure to healthy tissues. This low-dose x-ray therapy is able to be delivered in 2-minute as much shorter time than traditional radiation methods of skin cancer treatment. Electronic Brachytherapy is painless, non-surgical, and eliminates scarring caused by Mohs surgery.
Electronic Brachytherapy provided by Newport BrachyTherapy is perfect for patients who have been diagnosed with basal and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer, who prefer to avoid surgery, due to contraindications including blood-thinning medication, or due to the skin cancer’s location on a cosmetically sensitive area (nose, eye, cheek, ear, and scalp). Patients who are athletic and wish to continue to exercise throughout treatment do well with brachytherapy.
Brachytherapy has proven to be safe and effective and is available as an outpatient procedure requiring no recovery time. Patients can return to normal activities immediately. Pain free, enables you to return to your life immediately following the 2-minute treatment, and leaves no scars and no pain.
The way it works is the high energy in the “X-ray” breaks the DNA of the cancer cells, thus destroying them. Although this technology has been available for 100 years and proved a sound treatment, the new technology is so precise preserving healthy tissue.
Our exclusive focus on treating skin cancer is just the first reason we have become the treatment institute of choice for patients in Orange County seeking pain-free alternatives to traditional skin cancer treatments. Newport BrachyTherapy Institute is also wholly owned, operated and managed, by physicians. We are referred to by many of their dermatologists in Orange County but are open to the community and patients are welcome to self refer. Also we take most insurances including Medicare. Medicare covers the treatment! We also have wheelchair access. We see medicare patients, athletes, and patients concerned about cosmetic outcomes.
Because physicians actually own Newport Brachytherapy Institute we are able to help you make decisions about your skin cancer treatment that are within your comfort zone, and in your best interest. We don’t have to answer to a corporate board, thereby removing any red-tape standing between you and the decisions that you are making for your skin cancer treatment.
At Newport BrachyTherapy Institute, we also provide plenty of easy parking, a calming and comfortable waiting area, and ample time spent with our skin cancer specialists, so you’ll never feel rushed or pressured into making a decision without thoroughly discussing all options with our experts. In fact, everything we do at Newport BrachyTherapy Institute is designed with your convenience and care in mind. Our office is managed by our physicians, and our staff is dedicated to ensuring that your skin cancer treatment is as minimally disruptive to your life as possible.
We are dedicated to helping you to treat your skin cancer with the most effective and least disruptive skin cancer treatments available. Using low-dose x-ray therapy, also known as photon therapy, and Electronic BrachyTherapy, our non-invasive skin cancer treatments reduce discomfort, avoid scaring, prevent the risks of surgery such as disfigurement, infection, and skin grafts. We enable you to move on with your life as quickly and painlessly as possible.