Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment

As it is so common, there are lots of different treatment approaches to acne.  Most of the time people can treat acne at home without needing a medical provider’s help.  When acne is not easily controlled or is bad enough that it produces scars, dermatologists are here to help.

You can use the American Academy of Dermatology's mobile app to help you determine whether Mohs Surgery is right for you.

Superficial Radiation Therapy

Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs was the first dermatology clinic to offer Superficial Radiotherapy with the Sensus SRT-100™. Superficial Radiation Therapy is the latest non-invasive, non-melanoma skin cancer treatment option. By delivering a precise and calibrated dose of radiation that penetrates just below the skin’s surface, this amazing non-surgical treatment option delivers a remarkable cure rate—about 95 percent for select Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers.

Superficial Radiation Therapy treatment is painless and only takes a few minutes. The SRT-100™ can be used to treat lesions on the arms, legs, back and trunk, but it works especially well on Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers located on the head and neck. Since the treatment doesn’t require surgery, there’s no discomfort, no downtime, and usually produces a very good cosmetic outcome.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the most effective method to treat the two most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. To treat cancers like Basal Cell Cancers and Squamous Cell Cancers, individual layers of cancer tissue are removed and examined under a microscope one at a time until all cancer tissue has been removed. Mohs has the highest cure rates of 97-99% for most cancers treated of any of our treatment modalities.

It is important for the doctors at Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs to always be on top of the latest technology and treatment procedures available to our patients, and to bring you options that have a proven record of success. When it comes to skin cancer removal in Southern Colorado, we have you covered!

Treatment Options for Basal and Squamous Cell Cancers

Surgical Option #1 – ED&C

TIME OF ED&C

15 minutes

COST

Lower cost $150-$300

CURE RATE

Lower cure rate compared to other treatments

NUMBING REQUIRED

Yes

SUTURES TYPICALLY USED

No

SCAR FROM EXCISION

Oval or circular cigarette burn looking scar

Surgical Option #2 – Excision

TIME OF EXCISION

30 minutes

COST

Median cost $350-$800

CURE RATE

Intermediate cure rate

NUMBING REQUIRED

Yes

SUTURES TYPICALLY USED

Yes

SCAR FROM EXCISION

Usually a straight line

Surgical Option #3 – MOHS

TIME OF MOHS

1-3 Hours

COST

Higher cost $1,000-$3,000

CURE RATE

Highest cure rate

NUMBING REQUIRED

Yes

SUTURES TYPICALLY USED

Yes

SCAR FROM EXCISION

Variable based off of size and location

NON-Surgical – SRT Procedure

TIME OF SRT PROCEDURE

Multiple 10 minute visits (usually 10-20 total visits)

COST

Higher cost $1,000 to $1,500

CURE RATE

High cure rate

NUMBING REQUIRED

No

SUTURES TYPICALLY USED

No

SCAR FROM EXCISION

Tissue Texture Changes, blood vessels

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