Skin Cancer

Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, MD, FAAD -  - Dermatologist

Dermatology of Boca

Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist located in Boca Raton, FL

Skin Cancer Specialist
Skin Cancer is one of the more common types of cancer today, and in many cases, it can be effectively treated. The SRT-100 radiation treatments are cutting edge treatment options and are used at Dermatology of Boca, by Dr. Fromowitz and his team.

Skin Cancer Q & A

by Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, MD, FAAD

What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer today. It is typically seen on the areas of the skin that have the most exposure to the sun. This type of cancer is often found on the face, chest, and arms. Although Basal cell carcinoma doesn't commonly spread to other areas, it can still be a destructive type of cancer and needs to be eliminated.

What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Like Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma is tied to sun exposure. It is most often seen in people who have chronic sun exposure for many years. It can be found on the top layers of the skin and may be seen anywhere that there has been chronic sun exposure, for example, the arms and the face. Squamous cell carcinoma is less common than Basal cell carcinoma.

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is a common form of skin cancer today, and it is also the most serious kind of skin cancer. Melanoma can be very destructive, spreading rapidly through the lymph nodes and into the internal organs if it is not diagnosed early. Melanoma has a very good cure rate, so prompt treatment is essential.

What is Superficial Radiation Therapy?

SRT-100 machine

Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) is a cutting edge type of radiation therapy for skin cancer. This radiation is delivered in high doses directly to the cancerous growths. The x-ray beam used in SRT can shrink tumors or abnormal skin growths by destroying the cancer cells or prohibiting them from further growth. See the benefits of this type of therapy here.

 

What is Photodynamic Therapy?

Photodynamic therapy is a combination therapy that uses drugs known as photosensitizing agents and concentrated light. The photosensitizing drug is either injected or placed on the skin topically. The concentrated light beam is then applied to the treatment area. This creates a chemical reaction that destroys the cancer cells.

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