Duke Cancer Institute radiation oncologists are at the forefront of efforts to develop and deliver innovative new treatments for skin cancers.
Working closely with our team of skin cancer surgeons and medical oncologists, these specialists provide conventional and experimental radiation treatments before and after surgery to help ensure better patient outcomes.
Radiation may be administered externally using a machine, or internally by implanting wires, seeds, or wafers that emit radiation inside the body directly near tumors.
Radiation may be used as the main treatment for basal and squamous cell carcinoma if the tumor is very large or if the patient can’t have surgery for some reason.
Radiation may also be used in combination with surgery to prevent cancer from coming back, or it may be used to treat cancer that has spread.
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