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View in Spanish: Cirugía micrográfica de Mohs

Mohs micrographic surgery (MOZE MY-kroh-GRA-fik SER-juh-ree)
A surgical procedure used to treat skin cancer. Individual layers of cancer tissue are removed and examined under a microscope one at a time until all cancer tissue has been removed. Also called Mohs surgery.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.