Navigation Links
Over 3,000 Skin Cancer Patients Treated with the TOPEX System.............
Date:5/11/2009

DANBURY, Conn., May 11 /PR Newswire/ -- May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month. TOPEX, Inc. located in Danbury, CT is helping to fight this disease with a low energy or superficial x-ray therapy system designed specifically to treat skin cancer as an alternative to surgery. Since first introduced in May 2007, over 3,000 patients were treated with the TOPEX system. As a standard of care, the TOPEX system provides an alternative to surgery for treating basal and squamous cell carcinomas, especially for those skin conditions requiring difficult or extensive surgery in sensitive head and neck regions such as the fold in the nose, eyelids, lips, corners of the mouth and the lining of the ear that would otherwise lead to a poor cosmetic outcome. The TOPEX treatment procedure does not require the use of anesthetics and eliminates the need for skin grafting when surgery could result in a less than desirable cosmetic outcome. This procedure is painless and benefits those patients who may have a fear of surgery and needles, patients who have contraindications for reconstructive surgery that are taking blood thinning medications and for those that cannot tolerate general anesthesia.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090511/NY13868 )

TOPEX has a number of systems that treat skin cancer patients at Radiation Oncology Departments, Medical Universities and Dermatology Practices in the United States, Europe, South Africa and Australia.

Over 2.5M new skin cancer cases are diagnosed annually worldwide. This is increasing at a rate of 4% per year. Increased exposure to the sun without skin protection and a decreasing natural ozone layer are cited as the chief causes of this increase - a problem estimated at over $3B in annual medical treatment expenses. Over 80% of skin cancers occur in the head and neck regions with 50% occurring in those over 60 years of age. The over 60 population is rising and is expected to double in size by 2025.

The clinical objective of TOPEX is to effectively treat skin cancer through non-invasive therapeutic x-ray procedures with improved cosmetic outcomes. With this objective, the TOPEX system provides advantages to patients, physicians, healthcare providers and insurance payers that include the following:

Patient - The procedure is accurate, safe, pain free and an alternative to surgery.

Physician - Superficial x-ray therapy is a proven procedure for treating skin cancer and has a lower potential for cosmetic issues combined with a high cure rate history of effectiveness.

Practice - The TOPEX system is self-contained and has no special environmental requirements such as special power sources, water hook-ups or waste disposal. The compact mobile design requires minimal floor space and with mobility, provides for greater patient treatment flexibility. The multi-position design of the x-ray delivery system is ideal for treating wheel chair patients.

Payer - Superficial x-ray therapy provides an alternative to surgery and a high cure rate history of effectiveness. The insurance industry, including Medicare part B widely accepts this procedure for reimbursement.

TOPEX superficial x-ray therapy systems are manufactured in Danbury, CT. USA.

For additional information, visit the company website at www.topexmedical.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE TOPEX, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Renewable Fuel Chopper Raffle Nets $113,000 for American Lung Association Clean Air Choice Program
2. Voxant, the New Media Network, Distributes More Than 43,000 Health News Videos, Articles and Images
3. Uninsured Massachusetts Consumer Who Cannot Afford Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance Flies 3,000 Miles to Speak Out; Is Thrown Out Of Capitol By Speaker Nunez
4. The SCOOTER Store and Their Employees Contribute $43,000 in MS150 Bike Ride to Help Texans With Multiple Sclerosis
5. Vital Images Surpasses 3,000 Customer Sites Worldwide
6. TruFUSE(R) Minimally Invasive Facet Fusion Procedure Tops 3,000 Spinal Levels
7. More Than 13,000 Home Healthcare Workers Protest Governors Budget Cuts
8. More Than 13,000 Home Healthcare Workers, Clients Protest Governors Cuts
9. Stater Bros. Markets Presents $1,143,000 Check to Muscular Dystrophy Association
10. Baptist Health System Deploys Sentillions Vergence Solution to Provide Secure Identity and Access Management to 3,000 Clinicians
11. NxStage(R) Achieves Milestone with 3,000 End-Stage Renal Disease Patients Receiving Daily Home Hemodialysis Therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Battle Creek, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... abuse, joined as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table ... held in honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes ... Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , ... advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. ... his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in ... to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex ... as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and ... a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... at CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has ... , self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , ... Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, ... announced the five finalists of Lyme Innovation ... More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs (ARL), a ... now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, homes, thanks ... Inc. Patients are no longer limited to having ... PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a ... invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today ... The Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, ... and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will ... and the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: