Radiotherapy (or Radiation Therapy) is used for the treatment of most types of skin cancers. It involves the use of high energy x-rays focused on the area to be treated.
Radiotherapy has a cure rate equal to that of surgery and is often the treatment of choice when surgery is difficult, or not suitable, because of other medical conditions.
Treatment is not limited to skin cancers. A number of other conditions can be treated with radiotherapy, including:
- Bowen's Disease
- Kaposi's Sarcoma
- Keloid scars
- Mycosis Fungoides
Who can refer?
Patients are referred to us by GPs, dermatologists in private practice, public hospitals and through internal referrals from the Skin & Cancer Foundation.
Dermatologists should not hesitate to refer their patients for radiotherapy treatment at the Foundation. There are virtually no waiting lists, so appointments can be arranged promptly.
Patient care is of the utmost importance at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc's Radiotherapy Clinic. Our service is therefore of the highest standard, delivered in a caring and friendly environment.