Radiation therapy is appropriate for basal cell carcinoma in central parts of the face in cases where the patient's general health condition will complicate surgery, and is often combined with surgical treatment.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) provides a successful cure rate of around 90% when the method is correctly performed.
PDT is appropriate for:
- small or superficial basal cell carcinoma
- actinic keratoses
- carcinoma in situ
- certain squamous cell carcinomas
- multiple lesions