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What types of skin cancer does Mohs micrographic surgery treat?

Mohs micrographic surgery is used to treat the most common skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, as well as some kinds of melanoma and several uncommon skin cancers. Mohs surgery is especially useful in the following situations:
  • Cancer reoccurrence
  • Difficulty determining a cancer's borders
  • Larger tumors
  • Rapid- or deep-growing cells

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