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Over the past 4/5years, I have used a dermatology clinic

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over the past 4/5years, I have used a dermatology clinic that has several MOHS surgeons as partners. I have averaged at a mimimum one MOHS procedure every six months during this time. Several of these procedures required skin grafts. My inquiries during this time have met with: "skin cancer is unpredictable; some spread very slowly and some rapidly. No way to differentiate. I am 83 years old and was wondering if this frequency is common. Also, would It be better to use an independent dermatologist who refers to an independent MOHS surgeon to prevent unnecessary procedures? Thanks for your answer.***@******.***
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

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This is still possible.

That can be confirmed by reviewing the biopsy reports.

The surgical sample is sent for biopsy always.

If you notice cancerous element present in most of these surgeries biopsies, then you are getting right care.

But if most of them are benign pathology, then it is time for you to seek different dermatologist with independent status.
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