Typically the treatment of skin cancers of the face requires surgery and then the resultant scar and possible distortion of the face depending on the amount of skin that has to be removed. In a recent article it appears that there is a new option coming for those patients. In the past, external beam radiation therapy could be done to treat skin cancers, but it involved 4 weeks of sessions, 5 days per week and focusing the treatment only to the offending spot was not always possible, leaving surrounding skin suffering the side effects of the radiation such as hardening of the skin, broken blood vessels and potential hair loss. With this new technology, the treatment cycle is very short and easy and treats only the cancer spot.
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