Mohs Surgery | Skin Cancer Surgery
Mohs surgery is effective for treating and curing the two most common skin cancers -- basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Mohs surgery removes cancerous skin tissue while leaving the surrounding tissue that is healthy.
What is Mohs surgery?
With Mohs surgery, skin tumors or lesions are removed in layers. The layers are looked at through a microscope to determine if they are cancerous. The process is repeated until no cancer cells are found. With Mohs surgery, the cure rates are high for people with basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Mohs surgeries also are being done more often for certain types of melanoma. A special stain is used to make the melanoma cells easier to see under a microscope.
Mohs surgery risks
Mohs surgery has rare risks. These risks include:
- Nerve damage
Speak with your doctor to see if Mohs surgery is the right option for you.