About Electron Therapy for Skin/Superficial Radiation

Electron therapy is a type of external beam radiotherapy where electrons are directed to a tumor site.

Electron beam therapy is used in the treatment of superficial tumors such as cancers of the skin, (e.g. squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma,  mycosis fungoides),  nodal irradiation, and it may also be used to boost the radiation dose to the surgical bed after mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Superficial radiation therapy using electron beams is a proven procedure for treating skin cancers. This type of treatment is an excellent alternative to surgery, especially for skin lesions located in sensitive head and neck regions such as the fold in the nose, eyelids, lips, corners of the mouth and the lining of the ear. Performing surgery on these areas can be difficult and result in poor cosmetic outcomes.

Using electron beams, we can customize your treatment with different shapes and a wide range of energies, which allows us to target the precise depth of the lesion, irradiating only as deep as necessary and leaving deeper tissues untouched.

With superficial radiation therapy, no anesthesia is required. The procedure is accurate, safe, pain-free and highly effective in eliminating certain skin cancers and decreasing the potential for cosmetic issues associated with surgery.