Biopsy + Mohs Surgery

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Do You Have to Have a Biopsy Before Mohs Surgery?

Must a biopsy be done prior to a mohs surgery or is the mohs procedure ever done for both? I do not have insurance and am thinking that doing a Mohs... READ MORE

I Am Told to Wait 8 Weeks After Biopsy for Squamous Removal from my Lower Leg. Is This Really Wise?

I learned today it is squamous cell on my lower leg close to my shin and to wait until the first wound heals 7-8 weeks before surgery to cut out the... READ MORE

Is Sentinel Node Biopsy Needed for Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

My dad had 6mm by 6mm lesion on forehead two months ago. It was diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma (biopsy was done; pathology report said it was... READ MORE

Removing Multiple Lesions Besides the One Biopsied?

Will a Mohs surgeon usually remove other lesions besides the one biopsied prior to the surgery appointment if it is obvious to him with a high degree... READ MORE

Can Mohs Surgery Be Done Immediately After a Frozen Biopsy on a Tiny Bump Under Lip if BCC is Diagnosed?

I have frequent tiny BCCs. I am confused about the difference between a standard biopsy and a Mohs biopsy. I want to have all done at one time: a... READ MORE

Do I Need MOHS Sugery?

One month ago had basal cell on cheek but close to nose removed, leaving maybe 8-10mm now healing scar, the tumor was maybe 4 mm. They cut it out and... READ MORE

Is It Too Early to Get MOHS Surgery?

I have two very small (size of a pinhead) squamous cell carcinomas on my face. The biopsy report was conclusive for both areas but the details noted... READ MORE

Using Frozen Sections for Primary Diagnosis of Skin Lesions?

I know many dermatologists are reading their own biopsies after sending the specimen off to a lab for processing and getting returned slides. What... READ MORE

Advice for Infiltrating Morphoeic Basal Cell Carcinoma diagnosis? (photos)

I was recently diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma on my upper lip area. The biopsy report describes it as Morpheic type extending to the lateral &... READ MORE

I had a biopsy in which the doctor completely removed what looked like a red pimple on my upper forehead.

The biopsy was positive BCC, The area has completely healed over without a trace. So I canceled my surgery. I am assuming that the cancer was only in... READ MORE

Need to Wait for Mohs on my Ear for Another Month, is That Wise?

Found a little sore on my ear about 3 weeks ago and saw the Derm last week. A biopsy revealed basal cell. It is located at the front, upper part of my... READ MORE

S scheduled. Is it too long? How prompt should Mohs surgery be after positive squamous cell carcinoma biopsy on nose tip?(Photo)

Positive squamous cell on nose tip.. phone call setting up mohs surgery. That apt not for four weeks. . How long is PROMPT . how necessary? .should... READ MORE

I have a small basal cell growth on my forehead. I have had the initial biopsy and it is confirmed. Any suggestions? (photo)

Kaiser is pushing the Mohs surgery out a few months... Is this something that I should be concerned about I have read this is slow growing... It is... READ MORE

Is it common to have Moh's surgery scheduled without ever meeting or talking with the surgeon?

The site is located very close to the eye, right below the eye-lashes. What can I expect during and after the surgery? The mole from which the biopsy... READ MORE

Wrong site MOHs surgery - Not sure how to move forward (Photo)

When I arrived for my MOHs the surgeon had circled the lesion with marker and gave me a mirror to confirm if the lesion was where the biopsy was taken... READ MORE

I had skin cancer removed by my doctor but the skin cancer center wants to do more surgery. I don't understand why. (photo)

Hi, I had a bump on my top lip removed and they did a biopsy and it turned out to be basil skin cancer and now my doctor wants me to go to a... READ MORE

Melanoma possible after punch biopsy of dermal nevus?

I am 34 female with family history of melanoma numerous sun burns and tanning beds growing up. I have had 5 spots removed all by punch biopsies one... READ MORE

Can I wait to have radiation for 3 months after biopsy that showed bcc? (photos)

Picato on face, showed blisters (bridge and side of nose & cheek. 3 areas biopsied and bcc. Mohs not an option-area is so large. 8 wks of radiation... READ MORE

Had a biopsy (2) of the nose this morning.Dr. said basal carcinoma, asked me how long I've had it, unfortunately 5 + yrs.Advice?

Had a craniotomy for HFS on 2-4-15 unfortunately not successful ...have an appt 9-1-15 about a repeat of that surgery. Now I'm wondering if I'm going... READ MORE

What do I do with this biopsy hole while I wait for a month to see surgeon to remove more cancer? (photo)

Hi, I had a biopsy done about a week ago and it is determined that it is Basal Cell Carcinoma. My doctor did not feel confident to operate due to area... READ MORE

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