Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Treatment Of Skin Cancer With Mohs Surgery Has Doubled

According to a new study published in the Archives of Dermatology, surgery for non-melanoma skin cancer in the United States increased substantially from 2001 to 2006, mainly due to the increased use of Mohs micrographic surgery. Mohs surgery is considered the most precise and effective way of treating skin cancer with cute rates over 99%. In the study, the rate of surgical excision increased from 1.8 to 2.1 per 100 patients while the rate of the Mohs surgery doubled from 0.75 to 1.5 per 100 patients. Physicians and patients appear to be becoming more and more aware of the benefits of Mohs surgery!

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