Mohs surgery is administered to treat skin cancer. The surgery is performed using a technique that removes thin layers of skin that contain cancer cells. The layers of skin that are removed will be examined for cancer cells until only healthy tissue remains. The primary goal of Mohs surgery is to remove the skin tissue that contains cancer cells while preserving as much surrounding healthy skin tissue as possible. This procedure is used to treat basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and certain types of melanoma. It is an ideal procedure for those with skin cancer on delicate areas that include the face, ears, neck, and scalp.
What are the Benefits of Mohs Surgery?
There are many advantages that Mohs surgery has to offer that include:
A High Accuracy of Skin Cancer Removal With Immediate Results
This procedure is beneficial because the tissue margin is immediately examined to ensure that the cancer is removed from the treated area. During the procedure, the tissue will be examined using horizontal sections. Other procedures examine the tissue using vertical sections after the surgery has taken place. When the tissue is examined using horizontal sections, there is a more accurate view of the tissue margins.
A Higher Cure Rate Than Other Treatments
Mohs surgery has a cure rate of over 98% for most types of skin cancer. This procedure offers the lowest rate of recurrence when compared to other treatments for skin cancer.
Recovery is Faster Than Other Treatments
Since this technique preserves as much healthy skin tissue as possible, the recovery time is typically faster than other procedures. This procedure also yields a faster recovery time because local anesthesia is typically used.
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