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  • Procedure Diagram

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    Step 1
    Skin cancers often extend beyond their visible borders. It is these extensions that cause the tumors to recur if not completely removed.
     
    Step 2
    Like other surgical procedures, Mohs surgery first removes the visible tumor.

    Step 3
    A thin layer of normal tissue is removed, mapped and evaluated by the surgeon with a microscope.
    Step 4
    Additional layers may then be taken precisely in the areas of remaining cancer until the tumor is completely removed.
    Step 5
    Mohs surgery is the only method that ensures all of the tumor is removed while preserving the maximum amount of healthy tissue and therefore minimizing scars and cancer recurrence.