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What is electrodesiccation and curettage?

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Electrodesiccation and curettage are in-office procedures that take no more than 5 minutes to complete. You'll get anesthesia in the affected area. Your doctor will use a metal scoop device followed by an electric needle to scrape away the skin cancer cells.

From: The Sun and Skin Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

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National Cancer Institute: “Mohs surgery.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

FDA.

National Cancer Institute: “Mohs surgery.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

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