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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cirugía de Mohs

Mohs surgery (MOZE 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 micrographic surgery.



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