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.
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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
Patient - The procedure is accurate, safe, pain free and an alternative
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
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.
For additional information, visit the company website at
For further information:
For further information: John Brenna, President, TOPEX, Inc.,
+1-203-748-5918 Web Site: http://www.topexmedical.com