Breslow thickness

Breslow thickness

What is the 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 traveled from the surface of the skin into the tissue below. This measurement helps doctors predict how the tumour will behave. It is used to determine the …
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Invasive melanoma of the skin

What is invasive melanoma? Invasive melanoma is a type of skin cancer. The tumour is made up of specialized cells called melanocytes. Invasive melanoma typically starts in the skin although it can start in other sites such as the inside of the eye, mouth, nasal cavity, or esophagus. In the skin, melanoma is associated with …
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