eBx® for Skin Cancer
One in five people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives, with more than three million cases in over two million people diagnosed annually in the U.S. Most patients are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of NMSC, while squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form. The majority of lesions are located on sun-exposed areas like the face, back of hands and neck. According to the NCCN guidelines³, radiation therapy is a primary treatment option for NMSC, or a secondary option in case of positive margins post-surgery.
The Xoft® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System® provides a non-surgical treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer. Unlike alternative brachytherapy procedures, which use radioactive isotopes, the Xoft System utilizes an isotope-free miniature X-ray source. The X-ray source delivers high dose radiation to the target area. Xoft eBx can be delivered in a minimally shielded environment allowing the physician to remain in the room throughout treatment. During Xoft eBx, a small, lightweight surface applicator is placed directly on the target lesion where the radiation is to be delivered.
Surgical excision is the most common skin cancer treatment, but in certain patients, primary or postoperative radiotherapy can be an ideal alternative, with good to excellent cosmetic⁴ results. Xoft eBx provides an additional treatment option for skin cancer with a variety of benefits including:
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1 http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/skinCancer, National Cancer Institute 2008.
2 American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2008.
3 National Comprehensive Cancer Network; http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/f_guidelines.asp
4 Bhatnagar A, Brachytherapy. 2013 Jan 9. pii: S1538-4721(12)00236-X. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2012.08.003.
Skin eBx Treatment
Surgery is not the only option.
Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) is a safe and effective non-surgical treatment for your non-melanoma skin cancer.
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All Xoft treatments must be performed with a thorough knowledge of radiation physics, proper planning, dosimetric calculations and knowledge of radio-biological effectiveness; therefore, we require that a radiation therapist/oncologist administer the use of the Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System. We do not support the use of the Xoft System by anyone other than radiation professionals (trained and certified). We rigorously enforce this, as patient safety and efficacy is preeminent to us.
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