8 Things to Know About Mohs Surgery
Dermatologist checking women's back

Removing Skin Cancer Layer-by-Layer

Mohs surgery (also called Mohs microsurgery) is a type of surgery for skin cancer. Dermatologists use Mohs surgery to treat different skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The doctor removes the affected skin layer-by-layer until cancer cells are gone. Before you make the decision to have Mohs, consider these important facts, from how well it works to the post-surgery instructions.

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