New Skin Cancer Treatment in Kennewick, Washington Featured on Local News
May 11, 2017
Northwest Cancer Clinic's Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Dr. Brian Lawenda discusses the Kennewick cancer treatment clinic's new, non-surgical treatment for skin cancer called high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy on local TV.
HDR brachytherapy is a superficial form of external radiation therapy that destroys cancer cells. In many skin cancer cases, HDR brachytherapy can be used as an alternative to surgery, particularly in sensitive areas like the face. Compared to traditional radiation therapy, HDR brachytherapy shortens the treatment time from five to six weeks to only two weeks. View the video below.