Mohs Surgery Overview

  • Skin cancer removal options depend on the type, size, histology, and equally importantly, the location of the tumors.
  • With malignant melanoma, wide-excision with adequate margins must be performed. You have more options with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or basal cell carcinoma (BCC); both of which are known as non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC).
  • For NMSC on face, scalp, and neck and those with aggressive histology, Mohs micrographic surgery is commonly performed. For a cosmetic sensitive area such as the upper chest or nose, one must balance the desire to achieve a cure and best aesthetic outcome. 

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