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How successful is Mohs surgery in curing skin cancer?

When compared to any other modality available for skin cancer removal, Mohs micrographic surgery offers the highest cure rate (approaching 99 percent). This technique allows the surgeon to identify and remove the entire cancer and leave behind only normal, healthy tissue. Therefore, the created defect is often smaller resulting in an easier reconstruction and smaller scars.

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