Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment in Monroe, LA and Southlake, TX
Every year, millions of people are diagnosed with skin cancer. The condition is preventable, and treatment is most effective with early detection. With cutting edge technologies such as the SRT-100 Vision™, skin cancer treatments can even be non-surgical. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, offers skin cancer treatments for both men and women in Monroe, Alexandria, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss, Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana.
What is the SRT-100 Vision™?
The SRT-100 Vision™ is a device that is revolutionizing the way skin cancer is treated. This device allows Dr. Hopkins to treat skin cancer non-surgically. Instead of scalpels and stitches, the SRT-100 Vision™ uses high-frequency ultrasound imaging to deliver precise, relatively painless calibrated doses of Superficial Radiation Therapy to the affected area and, in some cases, prevents the patients from undergoing Mohs surgery. The SRT-100 Vision™ has the capability to see and treat basal and squamous cell carcinomas, and keloid tissue. With a cure rate of 95% or higher, this non-surgical alternative is comparable to Mohs surgery.
How Much Does Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment Cost in Monroe, LA?
The cost of your non-surgical skin cancer treatment using the SRT-100 Vision™ is going to depend on the type of cancer you have, the size of the treatment area and how much cancer has already developed. Because the SRT-100 Vision™ is an FDA approved treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer, it is typically covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies. Verification of benefits is done prior to starting treatments. We will discuss the cost of your personalized treatment plan at the time of your consultation appointment.
What Can I Expect From My Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment?
Before your treatment, you will sit down with Dr. Hopkins in a one-on-one consultation to discuss your personalized treatment plan. Your course of treatment will vary widely depending on the type of skin cancer you have, the size of your treatment area and how abnormal your growth is. Your treatment will be non-invasive and non-surgical, meaning there will be no cutting, bleeding or scarring during the course of your treatment. The SRT-100 Vision™ device will be placed on the treatment areas to deliver relatively painless pulses of Superficial Radiation Therapy. After your treatment, there will be very little downtime or recovery, so you may be able to resume normal daily activities immediately.
What are the Benefits of Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment?
Dr. Hopkins will suggest getting treated with the SRT-100 Vision™ versus Mohs surgery in some cases, as the benefits of this treatment include:
- 95% cure rates
- No anesthesia
- No cutting, bleeding or stitches
- Virtually painless
- Very little downtime or recovery restrictions
- No unsightly scarring
- No need for reconstructive surgeries post-treatment
Am I a Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment?
If you have basal or squamous cell carcinomas, or have issues with keloid scarring and are looking for an effective alternative treatment to Mohs surgery, getting a non-surgical treatment with the SRT-100 Vision™ may be right for you. You can talk to Dr. Hopkins more about your candidacy for the procedure during your one-on-one consultation. Ideal candidates are in otherwise good health and do not smoke.
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Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, is one of the lesser-used techniques for treating skin cancer, but it has many benefits compared to surgery and other alternatives. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D. offers Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for men and women in Monroe, Alexandria, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss, Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana. Contact Hopkins Dermatology to schedule an appointment.