What is Superficial Radiation Therapy? (SRT)
September 18, 2020
You have probably heard of radiation therapy being used to treat various types of cancer. Standard radiotherapy targets cancerous cells deep inside the body, penetrating past skin, fat and other tissues to reach and destroy them. However, if you are diagnosed with skin cancer, this type of radiation is unlikely to be appropriate. Instead, you will likely be recommended to undergo superficial radiation therapy, also known as SRT. SRT can also be used to treat other issues affecting the skin such as keloids.