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How are more serious tumors and legions removed?

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Larger tumors, lesions in high-risk locations, recurrent tumors, and lesions in cosmetically sensitive areas get removed by a technique called Mohs micrographic surgery. Here, the surgeon removes tissue, layer by layer, until cancer-free tissue is reached.

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 05, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 05, 2019

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