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NicoleMM
07-24-2005, 01:39 PM
I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Melanoma in August of 2004 -- had my final excision in October 2004. I have a question...my husband and I are moving, and need to find a new doctor in the area where we are going to be living. My friend's dad who is a surgeon at a top teaching hospital in the area recommended a dermatologist who is a MOHS surgeon. I have an appointment with her mid-Sept (for my next 3-month check-up) -- but I was wondering if anyone had had melanoma removed in a MOHS procedure?

Belle2003
07-24-2005, 04:39 PM
MOHS is generally done on the face so only the absolute necessary amount of tissue is removed and to reduce scarring. A MOHS dermatologist is specially trained to slice and then check immediately for cancer.

When I was having MOHS done on my face, the gentleman next to me was having it done on his nose because of melanoma.

I hope this helps.

NicoleMM
07-25-2005, 09:04 AM
Thanks Belle2003 -- your reply does help. If I get another melanoma (God forbid) pehpas the scar won't be as enormous. :)