Mohs micrographic surgery is the most advanced and sophisticated method of treating skin cancer. It produces cure rates that are higher than for any other technique. This technique was devised almost 60 years ago by Dr. Frederic Mohs, at the University of Wisconsin. It was initially known as chemosurgery, but is now called Mohs micrographic surgery after its inventor.
The most common types of skin cancer to be treated by Mohs Micrographic Surgery are Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). Both types enlarge from the point where they first occur and usually do not spread (metastasize) to distant parts of the body. If not completely removed, both will invade and destroy structures in their paths. Compared to other forms of cancer, these types of skin cancer can be recognised in their early stages and are therefore easily cured.
“Mohs micrographic surgery is a meticulous technique that enables common skin cancers to be treated with a high cure rate.”