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Rocklin, CA
A 62-year-old male asked about a male:

99 year old has stage 0 melanoma on head. suffering from extreme anxiety over upcoming mohs surgery. consequences of not doing surgery?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
family discussion: Mohs proceedure is usually an outpatient proccedure where the doctor continues to cut out surrounding cells around a cancer until clear margins are encountered. Recovery depends on the extent of tissues removed and patient factors .Family can weigh the benefit.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Best answer: Moh's surgery is a walk in the park, even easier with a little premedication, but the best way to encourage compliance is to point out how horrible the melanoma is going to look in a few months if it's neglected. Click http://www.Tti.Library.Tcu.Edu.Tw/dermatology/mm/img0027.Jpg.
Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Melanoma: Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer. Not removing it can cause metastasis and a painful death. The procedure is typically done under local anasthesia which reduces your risk.

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