What is Mohs surgery for skin cancer?

Mohs surgery is a precise technique used to treat skin cancer. Your doctor removes a skin cancer by taking a thin layer around the visible tumor. Your doctor then checks this layer for any remaining cancer cells using a microscope. If remaining cancer is found, an additional layer is taken and continued until no more cancer is found.

This surgery is mostly used for areas of skin you can see such as the face and hands, or where scarring is a bigger concern such as the eyelids or genitals. It is also used on other areas of the body for large or aggressive skin cancers, or those in which a cancer was treated previously and has returned.


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