Tampa dermatologist featured on hit TV show, ‘The Doctors’

Dr. Seth Forman appeared on the popular medical show’s “Four Health Threats That Women Fear” on Monday, October 24
(PR NewsChannel) / October 25, 2011 / HOLLYWOOD, Calif. 

Dr. Seth Forman, a board-certified  Tampa dermatologist, was a guest on the hit medical show, “The Doctors” to talk about his groundbreaking skin cancer treatment on Monday.

On the broadcast’s “Four Health Threats That Women Fear” episode, Forman spoke of his new 90-second radiotherapy that co-host and surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon said, “is a real game changer.”

As one of the few doctors in the U.S. to offer this treatment, Forman appeared with his patient Betty Cameron to demonstrate the results.

Cameron was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma on her lower left eyelid in September of 2011. This is Cameron’s second bout with skin cancer as she underwent surgery for basal cell carcinoma found on her left ear in 2007. However, this time was much easier for Cameron, who opted for the Tampa dermatologist‘s painless, non-surgical procedure.

Forman explained the basics of the skin cancer radiotherapy, which he offers at his Tampa dermatology office.  On the show, he demonstrated how he performed the procedure on his patient.

Cameron described it from a patient’s prospective and how the low-dose radiation treatment allowed her to maintain a normal schedule, not one centered around surgeries and doctors appointments.

“We use radiation in medicine for various things, but now we’re using it for skin cancer,” said Dr. Forman. “It provides low-dose radiation no deeper than the skin itself so we’re treating the entire depth of the skin and the outer regions of the tumor.” On the program, he goes on to say that the procedure virtually eliminates the need for surgery.

This new technology, the Sensus SRT-100, was first sold in July to a hospital in Hong Kong. The technology is rather limited in the United States currently, with Dr. Forman being one of the few doctors using it to treat skin cancer. The non-surgical radiotherapy treats the most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, which is commonly found on areas exposed to the sun.

Forman hopes that by creating awareness of this non-surgical therapy, more individuals will look for this procedure after receiving a skin cancer diagnosis.

About “The Doctors”: “The Doctors” is an Emmy Award-winning, one-hour daytime talk show, delivering up-to-the-minute information from a panel of practicing medical professionals in a compelling and entertaining format five days a week. The panel includes ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, OBGYN Dr. Lisa Masterson, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon, pediatrician Jim Sears, doctor of psychology Wendy Walsh and wellness expert Jillian Michaels.

About Dr. Seth Forman: Tampa dermatologist Dr. Forman was voted the Best dermatologist in Carrollwood in August 2011 by the Carrollwood News and Tribune. He has two Tampa dermatology offices; one in Carrollwood and the other in Downtown Tampa. He opened the Tampa Psoriasis Center in his Carrollwood office in 2010. The center gives psoriasis sufferers access to the latest treatment options, including topical and oral medications, as well as biological and phototherapy. Dr. Forman is one of the few Tampa dermatologists to offer narrowband light therapy, which uses pharmaceutical grade light to suppress psoriasis.

Melissa Rogovin
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