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Post-Operative Management

Patients return for post-surgical check-ups after Mohs surgery to monitor recovery. Neighbor island patients make arrangements with their referring providers for follow-up. Final maturation and natural remodeling of wounds may take over a year to be complete. The chance of growing a new cancer at another site is high. Two out of five patients with skin cancer will develop another skin cancer within 5 years. Follow-up with your medical provider is extremely important for early detection of any new lesions. Sun precautions and performing monthly self-skin examinations are essential for prevention and early detection.