Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery is used In Australia by strictly credentialled Dermatologists. Mohs micrographic surgery is used to treat skin cancer, especially basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Mohs surgery aims to remove all the cancerous tissue and as little of the healthy tissue as possible. It is especially useful when the shape and depth of the tumour is not clear. This method is also used to remove large tumours, those in hard-to-treat places, and cancers that have recurred. Mohs technique is controlled microscopically. The area of skin is removed under local anaesthetic. It is then carefully examined under the microscope to ensure that the entire tumour has been removed. If not, the procedure is repeated until all of the tumour is removed.
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