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Skin Cancer and Precancers

Comprehensive examination is the key to early detection of skin cancer. Treatments include cryotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and Mohs micrographic surgery.

Comprehensive examination of patients is the key to the early detection of skin cancer. Depending on their risk, patients are examined at regular intervals to diagnose and treat skin cancer. Treatments for pre-cancer include cryotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Treatments for cancer include shave excision, surgical excision, and Mohs’ micrographic surgery for complicated or recurrent cancers.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, created by a general surgeon, Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, is microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer. It is one of the many methods of obtaining complete margin control during removal of a skin cancer using frozen section histology.