When should elderly patients undergo Mohs surgery?

The procedure is most commonly performed in high functioning over 85-year-old with tumours on their face, say US researchers

Many elderly patients appropriately undergo Mohs surgery for aggressive and painful non-melanoma skin cancer, a study suggests.

The US research team studied 1181 patients older than 85 years who were referred for Mohs surgery.

They wanted to investigate the range of patient and tumour-specific indications doctors' looked at when considering who underwent the procedure.

The vast majority (91%) of participants had the surgery, with only 9% receiving an alternative treatment.

Patients receiving Mohs surgery were more likely