Mohs surgery – an effective treatment for skin cancer

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer in the US, thankfully, it is not normally fatal, and is highly curable when detected early. Mohs micrographic surgery, known simply as Mohs surgery, is an innovative treatment option for basal cell carcinoma,and other types of skin cancer (click here).

About Mohs Surgery

The Mohs surgical technique offers advanced cancer diagnosis.It is a very specialized and accurate procedure, and is therefore especially beneficial in dealing with delicate areas, especially around the eyelids and nose.

Mohs surgery involves the use of a microscope that precisely maps the path of the cancer. The nature of the process ensures that the tumor and its microscopic roots are completely removed.

The Procedure

Before the start of the procedure, the doctor will apply anesthesia to numb the area. The tumor is then removed and the tissue is mapped and color-coded, and examined under the microscope. If any additional cancer cells are identified another layer of skin tissue is removed. This process continues until all the cancer is removed.

Advantages
•    Mohs surgery has a 99% success rate, making it one of the most effective options for the treatment of skin cancer.
•    Other skin cancer treatments remove healthy skin along with the skin cancer. However, because of its meticulous mapping technique, Mohs surgery spares the healthy skin tissue.
•    Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia, so there is minimal downtime.
•    Since most of the healthy tissue is spared during Mohs surgery there is very little tissue reconstruction or repair needed post-surgery.

At the Skin Care Center in Illinois they offer Mohs surgery for skin cancer. They have offices in Chicago, Glenview, and Lake Forest. You can schedule an appointment online by visiting http://www.skincarectr.com/request-an-appointment-pages.

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