New skin cancer treatment in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dermatology Laser Center of San Diego is pleased to announce it has new, modern state of the art eBx radiation therapy in its offices. This new form of radiation therapy allows patients to be comfortably treated in their dermatologist's office, providing them a new, non-invasive treatment option for common forms of skin cancer: basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.

"Our goal in adding eBx radiation therapy to the Dermatology Laser Center was to provide our patients a non-invasive, non-surgical option for the treatment of basal cell and squamous cell cancer. eBx is an outstanding treatment option for those patients who have had multiple skin cancer surgeries or whose cancer is located in challenging anatomical locations such as eyelids, nose, ears and lips, said Dr. Cole Willoughby, board certified dermatologist with the Dermatology Laser Center.

"Radiation therapy has been used for treating skin cancer for years, it had to be done at a radiation oncology center or in a heavily shielded room with numerous treatments, between 15 to 30 sessions. With eBx our patients receive their cancer treatment in our office with as few as 8 treatment sessions, they appreciate the convenience and prefer having the treatment administered in the familiar environment of our offices with staff they know" said Dr. Mark Willoughby, board certified dermatologist with the Dermatology Laser Center.

eBx radiation therapy was brought to the San Diego metropolitan area by Advanced Rad Solutions.

eBx is an alternative to radioactive isotope-based brachytherapy. It utilizes a miniaturized X-ray source to deliver precisely localized, high dose radiation to the target area, at low energy. Treatment can be performed without the need for a shielded room, allowing the doctor and other medical personnel to be present during treatment delivery which can minimize patient anxiety. Drs. Amy Han and Erick Mafong, dermatologists with the Dermatology Laser Center of San Diego stated: "Now our skin cancer patients have an effective option of treating their cancer without surgery due to having eBx radiation therapy in our practice. Patients are excited about this new treatment option!"

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