TAMPA, Fla. – Why would anyone want surgery, when there is a bladeless new treatment available? For the first time in Tampa, electron beam therapy is being offered for the treatment of skin cancer.
Skin cancer – the country’s most prevalent kind of cancer – often involves surgery, which can cause deformity, significant pain, long recovery periods, scarring and discontinuation of medications.
For the first time in Tampa, the surgery alternative electron beam therapy is available. ForCare Medical Center is the second facility in the nation and first in the Tampa area to offer this long-awaited treatment of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancers.
With surgical treatment, patients may undergo significant pain, inconvenience and discomfort. These skin cancer patients are often left with noticeable scarring, deformities and functional limitations. Electron beam therapy by IntraOp, the leading innovator in compact electron therapy devices, requires no cutting or downtime and may be less painful than surgery.
Dr. Forman says, “Electron beam therapy is even touchless; there is no direct contact with the doctor or equipment. Another benefit is that patients don’t need to stop taking medication, as they may need to if undergoing surgery. And immediately following treatment, patients are able to carry on with their normal routines.”
Electron-beam therapy, administered by radiation oncologists at ForCare Medical Center, allows precise depth control and tight borders, especially around sensitive areas such as eyelids, lips and ears.
To accommodate the new equipment and medical staff hired, ForCare Medical Center has significantly remodeled its facilities, located at 15416 N. Florida. ForCare is Tampa’s premier skin cancer facility. ForCare Medical Center and ForCare Clinical Research have served the Tampa Bay area for 13 years.
ForCare Medical Center’s physicians and staff are dedicated to providing excellent care, utilizing the most advanced technology and procedures. More information is available at www.ForCareMed.com and by calling 813.960.2400.