You can tell an infection has occurred when you experience fever and local symptoms such as redness, pain, warmth, swelling, and drainage of pus or cloudy fluid at the wound site within several days.
FAQ Category: Mohs Surgery FAQs
Very slow. The tumors enlarge at a slow rate, sometimes so slow that they go unnoticed as new growths.
There is an alternative such as SRT. SRT stands for superficial Radiation Therapy. It is able to cure cancer without ever invading the skin of a patient.
Mohs exam processes 100 percent of the tissue margins, whereas in standard surgical excision only 1 percent of the margins are examined microscopically.
If left untreated, basal cells can become quite large, cause disfigurement, and in rare cases, spread to other parts of the body and even cause death.
Mohs surgery is covered by most plans, including Medicare.
If there was no cancer seen, the skin can be repaired, bandaged, and the patient is sent home cancer-free. The patient at that point will be free to drive themselves home if they feel comfortable.
Squamous is more serious because of its likelihood to spread.
Mohs surgery is generally considered safe, but there could be risks. Such as bleeding from the site of surgery. Bleeding into the wound from surrounding tissue. Pain or tenderness in the area where the skin was removed.