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Preparing For Moh's Surgery

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Skin cancer is something that many individuals have to deal with. In fact, over 5 million cases of skin cancer are treated in over 3 million people each year.  There are more cases of skin cancer than many other cancers combined. No matter how you develop skin cancer, it is very important that you take the necessary steps to be rid of it. You want to visit a dermatologist as soon as possible. The longer that the cancer is able to develop, the more dangerous that it becomes. One of the most popular surgeries for skin cancer is called Moh's Surgery. This is a procedure where the dermatologist removes layer after layer of skin, in the affected area, until the cancer is completely removed. Here are a few ways that you can best prepare for the surgery.

Plan A Ride

You need to be your very best behind the wheel and when you have just come out of a minor surgery, you may not be at your very best. You will likely not have to be put under for the surgery, but there will be local anesthesia in your body. You may experience a little bit of an adrenaline rush and crash when going in for surgery. There are just many reasons why you may not be your very best self behind the wheel. For this reason, it is best if you arrange a ride home from the doctor's office.

Pick Up Medication Prior To Surgery

When you are recovering from the surgery you will need to keep a topical ointment on the affected area. You may have to have a few different topical ointments, and it is best if you have enough of a supply. However, it is to your benefit to have these items purchased before you go through the procedure. After you have the procedure, the last thing that you want to do is go to the store to buy your ointments. Have these ready at home.

Blood Thinners

The surgery is going to involve a blade cutting through layers of skin, and so there is often a sizable amount of bleeding in the surgery. It is very important that you do not use any blood thinners a few weeks before your surgery. This included over the counter drugs, but also natural blood thinners as well. Supplements such as fish oil and garlic are very popular natural blood thinners.