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What is radiation therapy?

Although melanoma is one of the least common forms of skin cancer, it is the most serious because the cancer can spread to other parts of your body. You should always check your face and body for any unusual moles or freckles because early detection of melanoma leads to improved outcomes. When checking for melanoma, look for moles or freckles that:

Is radiation therapy right for me?

Radiation therapy is an excellent alternative to surgical procedures because it does not leave scars. This is especially important for patients who have non-melanoma skin cancer in places where scarring would affect their appearance, such as the nose, eyelids, lips, mouth and ears. Radiation therapy may also be appropriate if you have non-melanoma skin cancer on your arms, legs, torso, back or neck. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Goldberg discusses your treatment options. If you would like to know if radiation therapy is right for you, call our office to schedule a consultation appointment.

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Will I need to go to the hospital for radiation therapy?

Dr. Goldberg performs radiation therapy for non-melanoma skin cancers in our office. You may need several treatments to completely destroy the cancerous cells.

Will I have general anesthesia during radiation therapy?

General anesthesia is not required for radiation therapy to remove non-melanoma skin cancer. Most patients remain comfortable during the procedure, but if you are concerned with discomfort, speak with Dr. Goldberg about a topical or local anesthesia.

How do I get started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss radiation therapy with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.

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Skin Laser & Surgery Specials of NY & NJ is now a division of Schweiger Dermatology Group.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our in-office safety policies are aligned with the latest guidelines issued by the CDC and local government officials related to COVID-19.

New safety policies for patients:

  • Patients will undergo screening questions and receive comprehensive instructions about our new policies prior to their appointment.
  • To minimize contact, we will offer patients virtual check in and check out.
  • Patients will be instructed to come to the office wearing a mask.
  • Patient temperatures will be checked via forehead scanners upon arrival to the office.
  • We have reorganized our offices to maximize social distancing and cleanliness, and we have altered workflows to allow patients to wait outside or in their cars until their exam room is ready. Patients will be contacted via text message or phone call when the provider is ready for the visit to begin.
  • We are asking for patients to arrive at their appointment alone. For children and adult patients who require a caretaker, one adult may accompany the patient.
  • Patients who are sick or have had exposures to COVID-19 will be rescheduled.
  • Offices will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day.
  • Teledermatology appointments remain available for patients who prefer to be seen virtually.

New safety policies for office & staff:

  • All of our staff have completed training on all new workflows and infection prevention measures.
  • All of our clinical staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during patient encounters to include masks and eye protection.
  • Our exam rooms are sanitized before and after every patient visit.
  • All SLSS team members will be screened for symptoms and/or fever daily prior to coming to work.
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