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If you google Basal cell and Squamous cell carcinoma you'll get a lot of good information on a common skin cancer that lots of us will have to deal with in our lives. Getting rid of these little cancers in our skin is kinda like cutting out "dry rot" on a wooden boat, of which I've had a lot of experience. Thank God for the "MOHS" procedure. Once the biopsy comes back as Basal or Squamous and the size and danger it presents is determined, your doctor may opt for the 'MOHS" procedure. For the doctor it's kind of an educated guess of how much tissue he should remove. He sends his slice of your skin to a technician that is in his office for the day for examination under a high tech microscope. If he finds your doc got all the "dry rot" and you have what they call "clear margins" you'll get sewed up and look like me for a week or two. If "dry rot" appears to still be in your body, larger sections will be removed and examined until "clear margins" are established. This is the scary part of the procedure. One poor guy in the waiting room was going in for his forth tissue removal as I was leaving the office. The man upstairs is looking after me and so is my skin doctor. On three different procedures through the years, I've had "clear margins" the FIRST TIME AROUND. Protect yourselves FROM THE SUN you guys. Prevention is much easier and less stress full than laying on an operating table praying the doc will get it all the FIRST TIME AROUND? Have a great week. Ernie