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What types of skin cancer does mohs micrographic surgery remove?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
14 doctors agree

In brief: BCC & SCCA

Basal cells (bcc) and squamous cell (scca) are the two most common skin cancers treated with moh's.
As these are the most common types of skin cancer, that works out very well. Moh's surgery is helpful to minimize the size of the defect (yet still effect a cure) in areas where tissue conservation is important, like the face. It is more expensive, however.

In brief: BCC & SCCA

Basal cells (bcc) and squamous cell (scca) are the two most common skin cancers treated with moh's.
As these are the most common types of skin cancer, that works out very well. Moh's surgery is helpful to minimize the size of the defect (yet still effect a cure) in areas where tissue conservation is important, like the face. It is more expensive, however.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Admittedly a detail, but as physicians we should get this right: the procedure is called Mohs surgery (not "Moh's") after the man who developed it, Dr. Fred Mohs.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: BCC and SCC

Most commonly used for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
It is the gold standard for treatment of skin cancers on cosmetically sensitive areas on the face such as nose, eyes, lips, ears, and other body parts in which maintaining function by minimizing the amount of tissue removed such as hands, feet, fingers, toes, genitalia, joints is crucial.

In brief: BCC and SCC

Most commonly used for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
It is the gold standard for treatment of skin cancers on cosmetically sensitive areas on the face such as nose, eyes, lips, ears, and other body parts in which maintaining function by minimizing the amount of tissue removed such as hands, feet, fingers, toes, genitalia, joints is crucial.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: MOHS surgery

, mohs surgery has come to be accepted as the single most effective technique for removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (bccs and sccs), the two most common skin cancers.
It accomplishes the nifty trick of sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue while also most completely expunging cancer cells; cure rates for bcc and scc are an unparalleled 98 percent or higher with mohs.

In brief: MOHS surgery

, mohs surgery has come to be accepted as the single most effective technique for removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (bccs and sccs), the two most common skin cancers.
It accomplishes the nifty trick of sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue while also most completely expunging cancer cells; cure rates for bcc and scc are an unparalleled 98 percent or higher with mohs.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Thanks for expanding on my answer.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most types

Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer (including basal cell & squamous cell carcinoma).
To learn more visit http://www.Skincancermohssurgery.Org/mohs-surgery/.

In brief: Most types

Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer (including basal cell & squamous cell carcinoma).
To learn more visit http://www.Skincancermohssurgery.Org/mohs-surgery/.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Squamous cancer.

Squamous cancer is seen in three forms - bowen's dfisease or cancer in situ, scar carcinoma or change/ulceration in a previously stable scar, and verrucous carcinoma, a low grade malignancy that can be mistaken for a common wart.

In brief: Squamous cancer.

Squamous cancer is seen in three forms - bowen's dfisease or cancer in situ, scar carcinoma or change/ulceration in a previously stable scar, and verrucous carcinoma, a low grade malignancy that can be mistaken for a common wart.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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