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Wound Care After Mohs Surgery Repair?

I have read pros and cons regarding the proper care for a granulating wound on the upper forehead. A forehead flap procedure covered the large defect... READ MORE

I Had a Melanoma in Situ on my Face Removed. Can Mohs Be Used?

Tests showed a small margin of abnormal tissue but it is very close to the eye. Can the Mohs procedure be used to remove the abnormal tissue left behind? READ MORE

Can I Swim in a Public Pool or Go into a Hot Tub After Mohs Surgery? (photo)

The mohs site (about a quarter sized on my right ankle for melanoma) was not closed and it has been two weeks since the surgery. I know pools can be... READ MORE

The Center of Full Thickness Skin Graft Had Sloughed Off, but Margins Are Holding. Infection?

Following a Mohs procedure to remove a.4 mm melanoma, I received a full thickness skin graft. About one week after my stitches were removed, I was... READ MORE

How quickly and by what process should this Lentigo melanoma be removed? (photos)

It was a few millimeters in measure flat light brown spot 8 years ago. My recent pathology report read severely atypical junctional melanocytic... READ MORE

Facial Surgery: Nov. 6 Following Melanoma Removal. Strong Odor? Cause?

I had facial surgery called a Flap? on Nov. 6 following removal of a large melanoma near my nose. Size of a large tablespoon. Now I am experiencing a... READ MORE

I Just Learned That I Have 2c Melanoma, How Soon Should I Have Surgery?

My doctor said it will be within 4 weeks, is that too long to wait? READ MORE

Which is better, stitches or dermabond?

I had melanoma removed from left hip to butt which is better for healing time and scarring READ MORE

Slow Mohs procedure on toe with melanoma in situ?

I was recently diagnosed with superficial spreading melanoma in situ on my third toe. My dermatologist would like to perform "slow mohs" to remove the... READ MORE

Please, Wait Time Between Diagnosis of Melanoma and Surgury?

Clipping on 11th of month diagnosis of melanoma on head hairline fingernail size, Mohs surgery scheduled 4th of following month. Too long? 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

I have a lentigo maligna melanoma breslow thickness 0.5 & Clarke level IV stage 1. Did not get clear margins. Any suggestion?

I have breslow thickness 0.5 and Clark level IV . Dermatologist did not get clear margins so going back for local to get 1cm clear margins. Another... READ MORE

Moh’s micrographic surgery for melanoma in situ/lentigo maligna?

Diagnosis: melanoma in situ on the dorsum of my nose approximately 6 mm but the margins are ill defined. The biopsy path report indicates that the... READ MORE

I have been diagnosed with melanoma and basal cell carcinoma. I have a rash on my foot. Any suggestions? (photo)

I went to my doctor and it was only one small lump on the side of the right big toe My doctor said it was a wart Now it has spread tremendously. I... READ MORE

If borders are clear by less than one millimeter, is it necessary to go back get wider border?

My question is. If borders are clear by less than one millimeter, is it necessary to go back get wider border or as long as it was clear even by small... READ MORE

Skin graft after MOHs surgery healing quite well, should I continue to cover it with sterile gauze 4 months post?

I had a melanoma mole removed 4 months ago on my lower leg. I had a skin graft done has quite a pic chunk was taken out of my leg. The graft has taken... READ MORE

Healing by Linear Sutures or Secondary Intention?

I will undergo Mohs for a melanoma (Type 0.38) on 2/19/2015. The surgeon has given me two options: a linear sutured closure or healing by secondary... READ MORE

Nose reconstruction after melanoma removal?

Melanomas on dor sum needs to be excised. MOHs Dr say with 8mm margins, then goes to pathology , which will determine next steps. Dr says he's not a... READ MORE

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