Radiation therapy for skin cancer

We use the latest treatment techniques to treat non-melanoma skin cancer without the use of surgery or general anaesthetic.

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What is radiation therapy?

Radiation therapy is a treatment which uses measured doses of radiation to stop the growth of abnormally dividing cells which can form a tumour (cancer).

Cancerous cells divide more rapidly than normal cells which makes them more susceptible to the effects of radiation therapy.

This can help control tumour growth and prevent new tumour cells from forming. Radiation therapy had been used successfully in the clinical setting for over a century.

What is radiation therapy used for?

Radiation therapy may be used as a treatment option in various circumstances for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers.

It can be used alone, aiming to destroy the tumour cells, or as part of your treatment plan after surgery if the tumour is prone to regrowth.

The types of skin cancer we can treat

  1. Basal Cell Carcinoma

    This is the most common form of skin cancer, with a high cure rate. These cancers begin in the outer layer of the skin (epidermis).

  2. Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    This is the second most common type of skin cancer. These cancers also begins in the epidermis.

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The New Face of Radiation Therapy™
Spending a lifetime enjoying the harsh Australian sun took a toll on Brett’s skin. Brett’s scalp and face were treated with radiation therapy and are now free from non-melanoma skin cancer.

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Patient outcomes


Individual patient results may vary

Rod's story

Managing Rod’s non-melanoma skin cancer

For the past 22 years, Rod has been seeing doctors and dermatologists every three months to manage cancers that have appeared on his arms and legs, after years of playing outdoor sports and wearing limited skin protection.

Rod is now looking and feeling better after receiving radiation therapy on the affected areas at GenesisCare. Hear how Rod is now enjoying his life post-treatment.

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