Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

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

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


Pelin Altinok1, Ertugrul Tekçe2, Selma Sönmez Ergün2, Alpaslan Mayadagli2 
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
Turkey

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.


How to cite this article:
Altinok P, Tekçe E, Ergün SS, Mayadagli A. Radiation therapy for squamous cell cancer of the skin in a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum.J Can Res Ther 2022;18:801-803


How to cite this URL:
Altinok P, Tekçe E, Ergün SS, Mayadagli A. Radiation therapy for squamous cell cancer of the skin in a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Oct 3 ];18:801-803
Available from: https://www.cancerjournal.net/article.asp?issn=0973-1482;year=2022;volume=18;issue=3;spage=801;epage=803;aulast=Altinok;type=0