Skin Cancer Treatment

Clinical expertise & advanced therapies

Are you or a loved one facing skin cancer? Don’t let it control your life.
The latest advancements in radiation therapy offer a safe, effective, and painless solution for treating this condition

A Brighter Future Awaits

Your guide to treating skin cancer

A skin cancer diagnosis can be physically and emotionally challenging. In addition to stressing about the disease and your diagnosis, you may also be worried about the treatment and how it will affect your skin, especially if the cancer is in an area that is exposed or easily viewable to others. Is it going to burn? Will it leave me scarred? We all want to look and feel our best and it is natural to have these concerns.

At Akumin, we understand and we are here to help. Our team of compassionate and caring radiation oncologists will discuss all your treatment options and possible side effects with you. Whether you are undergoing radiation as the main treatment or having it as an additional treatment after surgery, our team of physicians are here to take care of you every step of the way through your journey of becoming cancer free.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer

Radiation therapy is a proven treatment option with a low risk of complications


About What Causes Skin Cancer

Treating the most common cancer in the world

Skin cancer occurs when there are abnormalities in the cells that make up the skin. Skin cancers are divided into melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. The top layer of the skin contains three main types of cells called squamous, basal, and melanocytes, and mutations of these cells result in squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma cancers.

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer and according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. More than two people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour, but when detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99 percent.

At Akumin, radiation therapy is used in the treatment of skin cancer. Radiation therapy is a non-invasive treatment for skin cancer, damaging cancer cells and their ability to multiply. Radiation is very damaging to the cancer cells, but is well tolerated by the surrounding normal cells. In addition, radiation penetrates only a very short distance into the skin, so that internal organs can be completely spared from its effects.

Safe and Effective Solution for Skin Cancer Treatment

Discover the benefits of using radiation to target skin cancer cells

Effective Treatment
Radiation therapy is an effective, pain-free, treatment option for many types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma
Noninvasive, no incisions needed
Radiation therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that does not require surgery, anesthesia, or incisions, making it an excellent choice for many patients
Minimal side effects
Radiation therapy typically has minimal side effects and many patients are able to continue their normal activities during and after treatment

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Experience the Akumin Advantage

Radiation Therapy, Expertise, and Support

Advanced Radiation Therapy

Our many advanced radiation therapies can be delivered on an outpatient basis, making them a convenient and accessible option for those seeking skin cancer treatment

Expert Team of Specialists

Our teams of experienced oncologists, radiologists, and other specialists are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for patients with skin cancer

Personalized Care

We always take a patient-centered approach to care, which means that treatment plans are tailored to the specific needs and preferences of each individual