At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 228
When it come to skin cancer, there is a treatment that's
proving very effective - the Mohs procedure. Having been
around for 80 years, it's certainly stood the test of time - in
producing highest cure rates and better cosmetic outcomes
here's a gold standard technique
for removing skin cancer that is
leading the way in treatment of
the disease. Mohs micrographic
surgery removes cancerous skin, one
layer at a time, until all roots and
extensions of the cancer have gone. The
procedure preserves the surrounding
skin, resulting in smaller wounds and
Mohs surgery has come to be
accepted as the single most effective
technique for removing skin cancers and
over the past decade has been embraced
by many more surgeons as the best way
to treat many types of skin cancer.
While new treatments for skin
cancer have appeared and evolved
over recent years, Mohs micrographic
surgery has not only stood the
test of time but - and this is the
proof of the pudding - is being
used more widely.
What is Mohs?
Mohs micrographic surgery was
pioneered by US doctor Frederic
Mohs in 1938 and the name comes
from a combination of micro
(microscope) and graphic (map),
as the technology exactly pinpoints
the location of tumours.
What does Mohs treat?
Skin cancers on the nose, eyelids,
lips and ears.
Large cancers in otherwise
Skin cancers with difficult-to-see
margins, or borders.
Certain microscopic aggressive
Cancers that have returned after
Cancers that were not completely
removed by other treatments.
Why is it so good?
Traditional operations for treating skin