Radiation Therapy

Based on the sever­i­ty of the skin can­cer, if a skin can­cer is found in an area of the skin that makes surgery dif­fi­cult, or if a patient isn’t fit for surgery, radi­a­tion ther­a­py may be required. It may be used alone or in com­bi­na­tion with oth­er treat­ment options and is per­formed by a radi­a­tion oncol­o­gist, who works in tan­dem with your der­ma­tol­o­gist for treat­ment plan­ning. Although radi­a­tion ther­a­py is not used as often as surgery, it remains an impor­tant treat­ment option for suit­able patients. Learn more about radi­a­tion therapy.