When should elderly patients undergo Mohs surgery?
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