Dr David Lim and Dr Monique Heinke discuss why radiotherapy is suitable for certain skin cancers.
- Radiotherapy is suitable for non-melanomatous skin cancers that are either high risk with local invasion or metastases, where surgery is inappropriate or if the patient has extended skin field cancerisation
- This treatment modality has low recurrence rates and most of the acute reactions to radiotherapy resolve over six weeks. It is tolerable and highly effective
- GPs should familiarise themselves with the types of lesions that should be referred; or if unsure, refer to a radiotherapy centre for an opinion
Host: Dr David Lim, GP
Guest: Dr Monique Heinke, radiation oncologist; GenesisCare, Kingswood Centre and St Vincent’s Hospital
Total time: 32 mins