Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the world. This type of cancer is caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Its UV radiation causes sunburn and skin damage and leads to cancer. It takes great strength and courage to live with such disease and require an expert radiation oncologist who uses ionizing radiation to treat skin cancer.
Most skin related diseases are treated by dermatologists, but if your cancer reached at a more advanced stage, then radiation oncologist is recommended.
Types of Skin Cancer
There are three major types of Skin Cancer
Melanoma is the most critical forms of this Cancer. It can cause serious illness and even death because it rapidly spread to other parts of the body.
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of Skin Cancer. People who use tanning on their body have a much higher risk of getting BCC. It may not among the most dangerous cancers but if it is not treated on time, it can become critical for your health. It affects the places like the face or neck.
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
It is a common form of Skin Cancer. Over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the major cause of Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Treatment for Skin Cancer
Radiation Oncology is a common method for the treatment. A person who performs Radiation Oncology is called a Radiation Oncologist. A Radiation Oncologist Scottsdale use Radiation Therapy to cure Cancer. Radiation Therapy is the careful use of Radiation to treat Skin Cancer, to control its growth or to relieve symptoms such as pain. The Radiation Oncologist will help you decide which skin care treatment is best for curing skin cancer.
Dr. Gordon Grado, MD is a Radiation Oncology in Scottsdale AZ. He is the founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Oncology Centers. He also served as a Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, where he worked for almost 10 years. With more than 30 years of experience in treating patients with cancer, he is a leading pioneer in the field of Radiation Oncology. He is currently serving as Medical Director at The Yuma Oncology Center.