For shady moles, short-term high-powered doses of radiation might be a more effective form of skin cancer treatment than scientists previously thought, according to a new study recently published in the journal Radiotherapy & Oncology.

Basal and squamous cell carcinomas aren’t uncommon, as 5.4 million cases are diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Although both cancers aren’t as dangerous as melanomas (less than one percent of people die from them), we’re still talking about skin cancer, which still needs to be treated.