Mohs surgery is considered one of the most effective techniques for removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, which are the two most common skin cancers.
With Mohs surgery, a thin layer of skin tissue is removed and examined under a microscope for the presence of cancer. This process is repeated until the skin tissue is found to be cancer free. This allows the surgeon to know more accurately how much skin should be removed at the time of the procedure.
The surgery does not require general anesthesia and can be done in half a day or less.
For more information, visit the Skin Cancer Foundation at www.skincancer.org