The procedure of Mohs surgery begins with removing one thin layer of tissue at a time. As the layers are removed, they are studied under a microscope for the presence of cancer cells on its margins. After seeing the margins under the microscope, if they are cancer-free, then the surgery is done. If there are still cancer cells on the margins, more tissues are removed from the margin where the cancer cells were found. This procedure is repeated until all of the margins of the final tissue sample have been examined and determined that it is cancer-free.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a highly effective treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer. This procedure can remove both Basal Cell Carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma cancer tissue with success rates above 98% while leaving the healthy skin surrounding the cancer mostly unharmed.
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