Proton Therapy for Skin Cancer

Treating skin cancer with proton therapy

There are more than 2 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed every year. Our skilled Radiation Oncologists use proton therapy to treat many skin cancers, especially in the head and neck region.

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the two most common skin cancers. Mohs surgery is known to be the single most effective technique for removing these types of cancers. When in advanced stages it is now often recommended that Mohs surgery be followed by proton therapy. These results in improved outcomes and reduces the chances of a reoccurrence.

Skin cancers we treat with proton therapy:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Kaposi Sarcoma
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma

Proton therapy for recurrent skin cancer

If you’ve previously had skin cancer and it was treated with radiation therapy, traditional x-ray radiation may not be recommended because the area around your tumor can only tolerate a limited amount of radiation over a lifetime. However, proton therapy can be safe to use for treating recurrent skin cancers, as it can provide an optimal dose of radiation that limits the dose that the healthy tissue surrounding the cancer receives. This makes radiation a viable option for recurrent skin cancers.

Learn more about proton therapy

Request a consultation below to learn if proton therapy might benefit you. Our physicians will work with you and your care team to create your personalized treatment plan.


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Our team at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center is dedicated to helping you navigate your journey through treatment. After a cancer diagnosis, you may understandably have a lot of questions and we’re here to answer all of them.

To see if proton therapy is right for you, request a consultation by completing the form below. It should only take about 3 minutes to complete.

Once you complete the form, you will receive a call within two business days from our front desk (410-442-6486).

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