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.
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.