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Did you know skin cancer rates across the country continue to rise? It is estimated that each day 9,500 individuals receive a skin cancer diagnosis. While surgery is a common treatment option, radiation therapy offers benefits when treating non-melanoma skin cancer, specifically basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. When working with your doctor to decide the best treatment option for skin cancer, it’s important to consider the tumor’s size, location and if you have had cancer in that area prior. Radiation therapy for skin cancer treatment is an effective, non surgical option that may be given in conjunction with surgery.

This infographic, created by Southeast Radiation Oncology Group, details the advantages of radiation therapy for non melanoma skin cancer.

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Source: https://treatcancer.com/blog/radiation-therapy-for-skin-cancer-2/

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