Applications for skin cancer
(with suitable histology and clinic)
- Actinic keratoses (extensive on the scalp)
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Lentigo maligna in situ
- Kaposi’s sarcoma
- Cutaneous lymphomas
- Spinocellular carcinomas
and if surgical removal of the tumor is not possible or only possible with difficulty. For example, in the following cases:
- in surgically sensitive areas such as the inner corner of the eye
- in elderly patients for whom anesthesia for surgery is delicate
- For severe forms of skin cancer, in each case in combination within the overall treatment concept in addition to appropriate drug treatment
Keloids (benign excessive scarring)
Adjuvant (postoperative) radiotherapy is recommended after a keloid excision, for keloid recurrences and for keloids that are difficult to treat with other methods. In addition, their use can be considered after other surgical procedures in patients with a tendency to pathological (excessive) scarring.
Postoperative irradiation after excision of a keloid should ideally begin within 7 hours, at the latest within 24 hours.
The department has two modern X-ray machines for superficial radiotherapy of skin cancer, selected refractory inflammatory skin diseases and pathological scarring (keloids). Every day, the highly specialized MTRA (medical-technical radiology assistants) and medical team carefully discuss each patient.