Skin Brachytherapy – A Great Option for the Treatment of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
The Cancer Center at Gaithersburg is the first in Washington, DC area to offer skin cancer treatment using an innovative form of radiation as an alternative to surgery, known as Skin Brachytherapy. These treatments allow a painless, non-surgical approach to skin cancers. The treatments take 15 minutes with only 6-10 treatments. Skin brachytherapy involves the use of an applicator placed directly on the skin. Any part of the body can be treated with this technique. Skin Brachytherapy is an alternative to surgery for patients who cannot have surgery due to other medical conditions such as diabetes, vascular disease, or are on blood thinners. It is also well suited to be used after surgery. Other than some temporary redness of the skin, there are no other significant side effects. The cosmetic results are excellent!
The Cancer Center at Gaithersburg offers all forms of radiation therapy specialized to meet a patient’s needs including stereotactic radiosurgery, IMRT and image guided radiation therapy. The Center is located off of Rt 270 in the heart of Montgomery County.
The Center is headed by Anu Gupta, MD. She is a board certified radiation oncologist with over 15 years of experience. She received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia and did her radiation oncology residency at the world renowned Georgetown Hospital Lombardi Cancer Center. She has repeatedly been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Doc. Dr. Gupta has also been seen on ABC and NewsChannel 8 as an expert in oncology.