Age 75 And Up + Mohs Surgery Q&A

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What Happens to Mohs Surgery Scar when Healed by Itself?

What can I expect after Moh's surgery if I let the scar heal on its own? I was told by a plastic surgeon that I could let it heal on its own, do a... READ MORE

General Anesthesia on a 91 Year Old Patient for Skin Graft After Mohs?

My 91 year old father needs a skin graft on his nose after mohs surgery. His mohs doctor will do this proceedure using local anesthesia, but most... READ MORE

My Mother is 80 Years Old. Since She is in Her 80s Can She Skip the Surgery? She Likes Her Nose!

The Basal Cell is 5mm on the tip of her nose. Since she is elderly can she skip this procedure? What is the chance of it growing into a problem in 5... READ MORE

Is There a Method of Closing a Major Wound to the Nose Using, for Example, a "Silly Putty" Rather Than Skin?

My mother is 97 and in excellent health other than some dementia. She also has basil cell which has eaten away an entire nostril. It is wide open and... READ MORE

My 91 year old mom has a basal cell cancer at her temple. Considering it is slow growing, is she at great risk if we let it go?

After a biopsy, the pea sized area of the skin in her hairline has healed very well and the issue is no longer visible to the naked eye, however I... READ MORE

What is the safest sunscreen for a MOHs patient to use?

81 yo man has had several MOHs surgeries. Most recent on his nose and chest approx. 1 moth ago. He is careful to wear a hat when he is out but is... READ MORE

How much light headedness and wooziness is normal, if any, after Mohs surgery? When is it appropriate to contact the doctor?

My 88 year-old dad had 3 mohs surgeries (yes 3!) in Monday. 1. Left temple, 2. Left earlobe, and 3. Right inside crease of outer ear.He spent 6.5... READ MORE

I have a basel cell infiltrative carcinoma on the bridge to side of the nose. I am 75 yr.

I am 75 yrs. Old. What will happen if I choose not to have the Mohs surgery, followed with a forehead flap. The forehead flap surgery is so invasive... READ MORE

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