THE HISTORY OF MOHS SURGERY
During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains.
The end result is the removal of as little normal skin as possible. This technique has the highest rate of curing the cancer, even when other methods of treatment have failed.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF MOHS SURGERY?
Immediate tissue processing and examination occurs so there is no need to wait a week or more for pathology results. By using detailed mapping techniques and thorough microscopic examination, the Mohs surgeon can pinpoint areas involved with cancer that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Therefore, even the smallest microscopic roots of cancer can be removed.