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The power of the world’s top cancer minds treating your cancer

If you or someone you love has skin cancer, you want confidence and precision. You want access to the latest advances in cancer care and research. You want a treatment plan designed to help you live longer and live better. And you want hope—combined with a commitment to excellence throughout this next phase of your cancer treatment. That’s why we’re here.

GenesisCare is a first-of-its-kind, global network of 5,000 cancer specialists. Our physicians collect and study the most promising advances in science and care from across the US and around the world.

With over 130 radiation oncology centers in the US, GenesisCare brings these proven best practices right to your community. Whether an effective approach for treating your cancer was investigated by our physicians in London, Madrid, or Myrtle Beach, you’ll find confidence having GenesisCare as part of your cancer care team.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. At GenesisCare we use the latest treatment techniques to treat skin cancer without the use of surgery or general anesthetic. Radiation therapy, also called radiotherapy, kills cancer cells. It’s used in the early stages of cancer treatment or after it has started to spread. It can also be used to relieve pain and discomfort from cancer that has spread.

  • What is skin cancer?
    • Skin cancer happens when skin cells change into abnormal cells and grow at an uncontrolled rate. There are two main types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, and the number of cases for both is increasing worldwide. 
  • What is melanoma?
    • Melanoma is a type of skin cancer in cells that produce pigment – called melanocytes. Melanocytes make melanin, which gives skin its color. Melanin also protects us from ultraviolet (UV) radiation which causes sunburn.
    • Melanoma is linked to sun exposure. But it can also affect areas of the body that aren’t often exposed to the sun. In very rare cases, it affects the skin lining the nose, mouth, and genitals.
    • When melanoma cancer cells grow, a mark appears on the skin. It’s often brown or black in color.
    • Melanoma can spread to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, bone, lung, liver, and brain. When cancer spreads it is known as ‘metastatic’ or secondary cancer.
  • What is non-melanoma skin cancer?
    • Non-melanoma skin cancer is more common and it’s much less likely to spread.
    • It can occur anywhere on the skin, though it’s most found on parts of the body that have experienced long-term sun exposure – like the head, face, neck, arms, legs, and back of the hands.
    • Non-melanoma skin cancers develop among cells in the upper layers of the skin. The two most common types of non-melanoma skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). 
      • Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) usually stay in one place. However, they can sometimes spread to other nearby areas. Some high-risk squamous cell carcinomas have the potential to spread to lymph nodes or distant sites in the body.
      • Basal cell carcinomas (BCC) usually stay in one place. However, they can sometimes spread to other nearby areas and rarely spread to lymph nodes or other sites in the body.
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Radiation therapy for skin cancer

We use the latest treatment techniques to treat skin cancer without the use of surgery or general anesthetic.

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 tumor cells, or as part of your treatment plan after surgery, if the tumor is prone to regrowth.

Managing Grace’s non-melanoma skin cancer

Grace was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma on her nose and went through several dermatologic surgery procedures. Eventually, it was determined that she would need a much more invasive surgery or radiation therapy to fight the cancer.

After much consideration, Grace determined radiation was best for her. Hear her story to hear how she responded to radiation at GenesisCare, and her recommendation for others fighting skin cancer.

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We understand that this is a very stressful time, and we're here to help. Contact us directly at 833-FOR-MYGC for treatment questions or to schedule an appointment.

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Scalp

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After treatment

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Cheeks

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Foot

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Nose

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Our doctors

With a network of 34 specialist oncology treatment centers across United States, we provide state-of-the-art treatments and technology as standard.

Patrick M. Francke

MD, FACRO

Radiation Oncologist

Myrtle Beach (Radiation oncology)

Thomas Boike

MD

Radiation Oncologist

Clarkston (Radiation oncology) +3

Jerome J. Spunberg

MD, FACR,FACRO

Radiation Oncologist

Palm Beach Gardens (Radiation oncology) +1

Sonal Sura

MD, MBA

Radiation oncologist

Bonita Springs (Radiation oncology) +3

Stephen F. Andrews

MD

Radiation Oncologist

Conway (Radiation oncology)

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We understand that this is a very stressful time, and we're here to help. Contact us directly for treatment questions or to schedule an appointment.

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Meet Brett: 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 after two years, several of the treatment sites have no evidence of recurrence. We work closely with our Australian GenesisCare skin specialists to bring this technique and results to a GenesisCare center near you.

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