Radiotherapy delivered on a superficial treatment unit is used to treat certain types of superficial cancers, predominantly of the skin, but also several non-cancerous conditions and diseases.

It uses X-rays to deliver a dose of radiotherapy, while beam shaping devices and ‘moulds’ designed and tailored to each patient ensure precision treatment to the target area while minimising dose received by the skin and tissues that surround it.


The Radiotherapy department is equipped with a Gulmay superficial unit and dedicated mould room with skilled staff and technicians

UCLH currently offers X-ray  Superficial Treatment for all superficial and skin cancer sites but also is a  for a number of more specialist treatments including post-surgical keloid scar management.