The nose is one of the most common areas for people to develop skin cancer, as it is frequently exposed to the sun’s harmful rays. If you have one of several common forms of skin cancer on your nose, and your doctor recommends a treatment like Mohs surgery, you may understandably be worried about the cosmetic side effects—including scarring.
Thankfully, for cases of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, there is a surgery-free alternative to consider. Image-Guided SRT is just as effective as Mohs surgery, but unlike surgery, Image-Guided SRT requires no interruptions to your daily life.
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 skin cancer area, people who receive this treatment will be left with a wound. Once the wound heals, there will likely be a scar. Depending on the size of the wound, some people may even need to have a skin graft or undergo reconstructive surgery to heal.
Consider a Surgery-Free Alternative Treatment
Some people are hesitant to have skin cancer on the nose surgically removed. Because it’s such a visible area, it’s perfectly reasonable to have reservations about any scars which may result from surgery. And in the more extreme cases, reconstructive surgery can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life.
If you are searching for a surgery-free alternative to Mohs, consider Image-Guided SRT. This leading-edge technology treats basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers with a success rate that is just under 100% – just like Mohs.
How does it work? Image-Guided SRT uses advanced technology to deliver a safe level of X-ray energy directly below the skin, targeting and destroying the cancer cells while leaving the surrounding healthy tissues intact. There is absolutely no cutting involved, no surgical scarring, and no reconstructive surgery after treatment.
Learn More About Image-Guided SRT with GentleCure
Want to learn more about how Image-Guided SRT can be used for treating skin cancer on the nose? Call a GentleCure skin cancer information specialist today at 855-973-1342 for more information. We can answer any further questions you may have about how Image-Guided works and show you what to expect from the treatment process.