Mohs surgery allows doctors to remove cancerous lesions "with precise microscopic margin control" to avoid damaging surrounding tissue and minimize scarring, dermatologic surgeon Dr. Carin Litani says in this video of Mohs surgery on a patient's basal cell carcinoma. Sun exposure not only causes skin cancer, it also affects how surgical scars heal, dermatologist Dr. Ruth Tedaldi said. Sun exposure may reduce immunity and thin skin, thus hindering the healing process, she said.

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