Northeast Georgia Medical Center now offers cancer patients a non-invasive treatment which helps physicians treat skin cancer with exact precision and without unnecessary damage to surrounding tissue.
Performed as an outpatient procedure, HDR brachytherapy offers patients an essentially painless alternative to traditional surgical treatment and/or conventional radiation therapy. When used to treat skin cancers, HDR brachytherapy can provide greater precision and higher doses of radiation delivered in a shorter amount of time, according to a hospital news release.
“This novel treatment does not involve an incision of any kind and has the potential for fewer radiation treatments, which means less visits to the doctor and, often, an easier recovery,” says Jaymin Jhaveri, MD, MS, a radiation oncologist with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group.
“Thanks to continued collaboration from our physics, dosimetry and radiation therapy teams, we’re now able to provide this highly effective treatment for skin cancers that leaves little to no residual side effects,” Dr. Jhaveri adds.
The medical center is offering the new service on both the Gainesville and Braselton campuses.
For more information about NGMC’s cancer services and physicians, visit www.nghs.com/cancer or call 770-219-8815.