Epic Care is proud to offer a skin cancer brachytherapy program following the purchase of the Esteya, an electronic brachytherapy system. Our board-certified Radiation Oncologists are experts in brachytherapy and this new system augments the services that we are able to offer our patients.
Esteya electronic brachytherapy is a form of high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy that brings an electronic brachytherapy source close to the cancerous site via a specialized applicator. Its direct delivery enables Esteya to focus more therapeutic radiation on the disease target and to minimize radiation to surrounding tissues and organs. The therapy typically is delivered over six to eight treatments, twice per week. Electronic brachytherapy is specifically designed to treat skin lesions, such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, unlike other electronic brachytherapy systems.
“Adding Esteya to our complement of skin cancer treatment technologies gives our patients a gentler alternative to surgery, particularly for areas such as the face or hands where a scar is undesirable,” says Dr. Gautam Prasad. “Electronic brachytherapy is pain-free, non-invasive and takes just a few minutes per session over six to eight treatments.”
More information on Esteya is available at http://www.esteya.com