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Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment

Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) is an advanced surgical technique designed specifically for the removal of cancers of the skin.  Its name is derived from the inventor of the technique, Dr. Frederic Mohs.  MMS is based upon the principle of using a microscope to trace skin cancer roots so that the cancer can be completely removed while simultaneously preserving healthy tissue.  Mohs Micrographic Surgery is used to treat basal and squamous cell carcinomas as well as other rare skin cancers.  Of all treatments for skin cancer, MMS provides the highest cure rate with minimal discomfort and risk and the greatest conservation of normal tissue thereby minimizing scarring.

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