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CELEBRATING OUR Of Image Guided Superficial Radiotherapy Associated Dermatology and Skin Cancer Clinic is pleased to share the 1 year anniversary of bringing an effective non-invasive treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers. Image Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (IG-SRT) your safe and effective alternative to surgery for Squamous and Basal cell carcinomas. Image-Guided SRT is a surgery-free treatment for basal and squamous cell skin cancers. (IG-SRT) No Cutting – No Scarring – No Pain – No Limits to Daily Activities Learn about 2 skin cancer treatment options Mohs Surgery The skin cancer is cut out of the skin, making a wound and leaving a scar. The size and depth of the skin cancer is only known after the cutting starts. Local anesthesia is used to dull the pain prior to cutting. More than 1 surgery during the day may be needed to remove all the skin cancer. The surgery leaves wounds, which will need to be cared for by changing bandages, not showering, and not doing normal activities. Scarring may need to be fixed with reconstructive surgery. Only 1 skin cancer can be treated at a time. Mohs surgery works 96% to 98% of the time. Image-Guided SRT Low amounts of X-ray energy are used to kill the cancer cells, which lets healthy skin grow back. Uses SRT technology with ultrasound images to find, measure, and treat the skin cancer cells and see it shrink over time to be sure the cancer is cured. Anesthesia is not needed. Fifteen to 20 short treatment sessions (about 15 minutes each) over the course of several weeks. There is no bleeding or wounds, so you do not need to skip normal daily activities. There is no scarring. More than 1 skin cancer can be treated at a time. Image-Guided SRT cures over 99% of basal and squamous cell skin cancers. What is important to you in a skin cancer treatment? Image-Guided SRT may be the right option if you: • Fear surgery • Cannot have surgery because of other health problems • Have more than one skin cancers that need to be treated • Do not want the side effects of surgery (bleeding, scarring, pain, reconstructive surgery) • Care about how your skin looks after treatment • Want to see the cancer shrink and know treatment is working Dr. Goldes, Board Certified General Dermatology & Specializing in Dermatopathology VOTED #1 DERMATOLOGIST IN HELENA • 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 (406) 442-3534 Learn more at: www.AssociatedDermHelena.com