The UFF will teach the technique that allows 100% healing of skin cancers

The Antônio Pedro University Hospital (HUAP), of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), is the first unit in the Unified Health System (SUS) community of the state of Rio de Janeiro to have a tool utilized in the Mohs micrographic surgical procedure, whose technique will increase the possibilities of curing skin cancers, round 100%, for tumors with little capability to unfold by lymphatic or blood.

The gadget was donated to HUAP by the Brazilian Society of Dermatological Surgery (SBCD), with the return that the hospital presents the coaching of new specialists on this technique, which allows a whole view of the floor of the tumor on the skin throughout the its removing

HUAP’s Dermatology coordinator, Professor Flavio Luz, defined that this technique allows microscopic visualization of 100% of the tumor’s floor. “In this manner and by mapping the materials, the piece, we get hold of an virtually absolute and full precision of the place the tumor is and the way far it reaches. This allows us to utterly take away the tumor.” In different phrases, Mohs micrographic surgical procedure allows visualization of the floor of the tumor and allows extra correct mapping and a higher probability of treatment.


The technique of Mohs micrographic surgical procedure is established and regarded the gold commonplace in the therapy of skin most cancers in the world. To be viable, nonetheless, the technique wants the equipment donated by the SBCD, along with different tools. Flavio Luz has assured that the advantages are nice for sufferers, as soon as the tumor is totally eliminated. “He’s not coming again. It’s an enormous plus. It stops being aggressive, the affected person is cured, mutilations are diminished, new surgical procedures, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and so forth. are prevented.

The physician clarified that skin most cancers is the most typical sort of most cancers in people, accounting for about 30% of all cancers affecting people. “It’s an enormous quantity of sufferers with skin most cancers all through the well being system. Antonio Pedro isn’t any exception to the rule,” he stated.


HUAP is presently beginning the coaching of new specialists in the Mohs micrographic surgical procedure technique. This coaching lasts a mean of two years. “An individual should full 75 full surgical procedures, from begin to end, to acquire the micrographic surgeon’s certificates. And when he enters this coaching, he’s already a full-fledged dermatological surgeon. I imply he has already mastered all the information of cutaneous oncology, he has already mastered dermatological surgical procedure and he already has information of dermatopathology. Then, sure, he will qualify for a particular coaching in micrographic surgical procedure”, indicated the professor. “A colleague who tries to do the technique with out specializing will have difficulties”, stated Flavio Luz.

There is one sort of most cancers specifically for which treatment may be utterly assured with this technique. It is a major basal cell carcinoma, which has by no means been operated on earlier than. “It has a 100% probability of being cured. There is a minimal probability that the tumor will come again. So what you might have in the statistics is definitely a 99.9% treatment for a basal cell carcinoma major.” For a tumor that has returned after surgical procedure, the treatment charge is about 95%. Luz recalled that basal cell carcinoma accounts for 70% of skin cancers.

“Micrographic surgical procedure advantages many sufferers,” stated Flavio Luz, however admitted that Brazil nonetheless lags behind nations corresponding to the United States and Australia, which every have greater than a thousand licensed micrographic surgeons, whereas Brazil is reaching now at the quantity of 100 specialists, ten of whom are in Rio de Janeiro. “The gadget is crucial, particularly in a college hospital, to coach new individuals. But we want well-trained micrographic surgeons”, he careworn.


The first micrographic surgical procedure with the gadget donated by the SBCD is deliberate for the twenty seventh. The concept, initially, is to make an intervention of this sort at the HUAP each week. “We begin with one surgical intervention every week and, as it’s a coaching course, we can not do the operation in amount”. Currently, the focus is on coaching good micrographic surgeons. As the hospital trains new specialists, surgical procedures will be carried out in much less time, permitting extra interventions to be carried out every day. “And with extra individuals, this multiplies increasingly more. This is the intention”, stated the HUAP/UFF Dermatology coordinator.

As he defined, the outcomes of the SUS are additionally optimistic as a result of, when a treatment of round 100% is achieved with this technique, the prices of new surgical procedures and coverings are prevented. In circumstances that would generally require a number of surgical procedures, solely a resolutive surgical process is important.


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