The nose is one of the most common areas for patients to develop skin cancer as it is frequently exposed to the sun’s harmful rays. If you have a case of non-melanoma skin cancer on your nose and your doctor recommends an invasive treatment like Mohs surgery, you may understandably be worried about the cosmetic side effects, like scarring. Thankfully, for cases of Basal cell and Squamous cell carcinoma, there is a non-surgical alternative to consider in Image Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (IG-SRT). Learn more about IG-SRT as a less invasive treatment method with the team at GentleCure, below.
The Cosmetic Effects of Mohs Surgery On the Nose
Mohs surgery, while effective, is not always the best option for treating skin cancer on the nose. Because Mohs requires a doctor to surgically remove multiple layers of skin from the cancerous spot, patients will be left with a wound when the treatment is over. Once the wound heals, there will likely be a scar. Depending on the size of the wound, some patients may even need to have a skin graft or undergo reconstructive surgery to heal.
Consider a Less Invasive Alternative Treatment
Some patients are hesitant to have skin cancer on the nose surgically removed. Because it’s such a visible area, it may not be preferable to be left with scarring after surgery. And in the more extreme cases, reconstructive surgery can have a significant impact on a patient’s daily life.
If you are searching for a non-surgical treatment alternative to Mohs, consider IG-SRT. This leading-edge technology treats Basal cell and Squamous cell carcinoma with a cure rate that is approaching 100% – just like Mohs. IG-SRT uses advanced technology to deliver a safe level of radiation directly below the skin, targeting and destroying the cancer cells while leaving the surrounding healthy tissues intact. There is absolutely no cutting involved, no scarring, and no reconstructive surgery after treatment.
Contact GentleCure to Learn More About IG-SRT
Want to learn more about IG-SRT as a non-invasive alternative for treating skin cancer on the nose? Call the GentleCure skin cancer information specialists today at 312-987-6543 for more information. We can answer any further questions you may have about how IG-SRT works and what to expect from the treatment process.