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Mohs proves itself better again, even in Desmoplastic Melanoma!

  Mohs surgery is a procedure used to treat skin cancer. This surgery removes a narrow margin of normal looking skin beyond the obvious tumor. This tissue is processed in such a way that all of the outer margin and underside can be examined under the microscope. If residual cancer is seen reaching the outer […]

Melanoma still on the rise

Despite the many new treatment options for melanoma that have and will save many lives, the incidence of melanoma continues to rise. This is a worldwide problem, especially among fairer complected individuals. In a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), it was estimated that by the year 2040 the […]

When it comes to early melanoma, Mohs is better!

The complete removal of melanoma is a primary goal of excision, and local recurrence is one measure to evaluate the efficacy of surgical technique. Through the comparison of published local recurrence rates for melanoma treated with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) or staged excision versus wide local excision (WLE) we can determine which method is more […]

Good News at last!

Melanoma can be a deadly disease. And for many years, apart from surgically removing the tumor, there was little else medicine had to offer if the cancer had spread to other organs. In fact melanoma mortality rates increased by 7.5 percent from 1986 to 2013. However, now there is a whole new armamentarium at the […]

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