Breslow thickness

Breslow thickness

The Breslow thickness (or Breslow depth) is used to describe how far tumour cells in a type of skin cancer called melanoma have spread from the epidermis on the surface of the skin into the tissue below. It is the deepest point of invasion. This measurement helps doctors predict how the tumour will behave. It …
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Invasive melanoma of the skin

Invasive melanoma is a common type of skin cancer made up of cells called melanocytes that are normally found in a part of the skin called the epidermis.  As the tumour grows, the abnormal melanocytes spread into a layer of skin called the dermis. Large tumours can eventually spread into even deeper layers of tissue …
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