Category Archives: MOHS Surgery

Getting a Clear Picture of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer has become a prevalent condition in our country, affecting approximately 1 in 5 people today. Seeing that most cases of skin cancer are preventable, we find this statistic unacceptable. Part of our intent at the American Society for Mohs Surgery is to decrease the instances of extensive damage caused by various types of […]


Reconstruction after Mohs Surgery, Is it Always Necessary?

Experts estimate that approximately 20 percent of Americans will face skin cancer during their lifetime. Historically, skin cancer treatment has been accompanied by the persistence of noticeable scarring. This has been especially relevant for patients with skin cancer extending over a wide surface area. When skin cancer develops in a highly visible area, such as […]



Is SRT the Mohs Alternative Manufacturers are Touting?

A skin cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming on its own. While managing the emotional reaction to such a diagnosis, patients must simultaneously determine which method of treatment may best suit their needs and preferences. Board-certified dermatologists have long had numerous treatment options at their fingertips. Two that are in somewhat opposing corners at the moment […]


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A Look at Mohs Recovery Strategies

No patient revels in hearing they have skin cancer, though the confirmation can ultimately reduce their sense of stress related to an abnormal growth. Skin cancers that are discovered early are easier to treat with less invasive techniques such as Mohs. Early treatment is also advantageous because there may be less of a need for […]




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Improvements in Dermoscopy can Facilitate Skin Cancer Diagnosis while Minimizing the Need for Biopsy

Dermoscopy offers physicians a low-cost diagnostic technique that aids in the early detection of skin cancers, including melanoma. However, the use of dermoscopy requires specialized training and experience, which not all dermatologists seek. According to statistics, there are parts of the country that are grossly underserved due to the localization of dermoscopic training primarily at […]


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Optimal Outcomes May Require a Team Effort

The Mohs surgical technique has been a significant step forward in the area of patient care. This procedure is renowned for its efficacy and long-term results. Because Mohs removes cancerous tissue in layers rather than one substantial piece, there is a much lower risk that patients will need reconstructive surgery to repair scarring from their […]


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Reconstruction after Mohs Surgery: A Matter of Timing

Physicians who obtain the necessary training and certification to perform Mohs Micrographic Surgery do so because they have a strong desire to improve patient outcomes. Mohs presents an opportunity to increase efficacy while simultaneously decreasing tissue disruption. As refined as this technique is compared to the standard surgical excision of skin cancers, there are instances […]


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American Society for Mohs Surgery
6475 East Pacific Coast Highway, Box 700
Long Beach, CA 90803-4201
 
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