Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
Mohs surgery is a special technique that is used by dermatologists to treat certain types of skin cancer.
In Mohs surgery, cancerous skin cells are removed one cell layer at a time. After each layer is removed, it’s examined on the spot under a microscope. Once no more cancerous skin cells are in the removed layer, the surgery is completed.
This technique ensures that benign cells aren’t needlessly removed, while also ensuring that all the malignant cells are excised.
If your dermatologist has recommended Mohs surgery to treat your skin cancer, you should know that this technique was invented all the way back in the 1930s and named after the doctor, Frederick Mohs.
It proved to be so effective that dermatologists still rely on this technique to this day, as a first recourse to remove cancerous skin cells. Mohs surgery often helps patients to avoid more extensive surgery for the treatment of melanoma.
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