Doctor Shawn Allen: So a lot of patients are really concerned about whether the skin cancer is going to go into their body or go into their lymph nodes and spread. And for the most part, many of these, when they're caught early, can be treated with a, like I said, a 99% cure rate with Mohs. So that's the fantastic part about it.

Again, there's no cancer treatments that we know of that have that high of a cure rate, and so that's a really reassuring to the patient once they find out. Sometimes they go online and then they'll see some terrible pictures and terrible stories, and think that's going to happen to them. But really with this technique, and particularly the Mohs Surgery, we're going to take out just the smallest rim of healthy skins.

We're going to get out the cancer, leave as much healthy skin behind, and then I'm going to do the reconstruction all there in the office, you don't have to go under general anesthesia. So it's a very safe procedure for them, and they're usually pretty reassured once I do that.

Building Confidence in Mohs Surgery Success Rate

Doctor Shawn Allen discusses the high success rate with Mohs Surgery. He goes into detail on the process of removing all skin cancer and sparing the healthy skin.