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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 801-803

Radiation therapy for squamous cell cancer of the skin in a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Radiation Oncology and Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Pelin Altinok
Department of Radiation Oncology, Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Elmalikent Mahallesi, Adem Yavuz Cd. No: 1, 34766 Umraniye, İstanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_534_20

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by increased sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation. Adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) is an important locoregional treatment modality for high-risk skin squamous cell cancers (SCCs). We present a case of an adult with high-risk skin SCC treated with standard adjuvant RT and followed-up for >4 years with acceptable side effects.

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