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Surgeon brings game-changing treatment for early-stage melanoma to UCLA Health

UCLA Health Connect blog

Post Date:May 21, 2021 6:00 AM

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to mark it than with the introduction of groundbreaking treatment for early-stage melanomas.

The new technique uses standard Mohs micrographic surgery combined with advanced intraoperative immunohistochemical staining, which enables the surgeon to pinpoint and remove the tumor at its surgical margin with nearly 100 percent accuracy.

Mohs surgery, originally developed in the late 1930s by a general surgeon named Frederic E. Mohs, is a specialized form of microscopically controlled surgery used to treat skin cancer. The surgeon removes the cancer and precisely maps the tumor in a 360-degree fashion.

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