Dr. Douglas A. Roth: Well the options for treating skin cancers have expanded in recent years. In the past, it has been primarily electrosurgery or excisional surgery or Mohs. But with new technologies coming out, we've had the reintroduction of superficial radiation therapy. Radiation therapy is a science that has been established in dermatology now for over 100 years. Before there were radiation oncologists, the first textbook in dermatology was written by Dr. Mackey in 1921 and throughout all these years for over a hundred years, skin cancers have been treated by dermatologists. These are primarily superficial skin cancers in the category of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. We don't treat melanomas with radiation therapy.

Options for Treating Skin Cancer

Dr. Douglas Roth discusses options for treating Skin Cancer.