Breslow thickness

What is 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. The Breslow thickness helps doctors predict how the tumour will behave. It is used to determine the tumor stage for most …
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Skin – Melanoma

by Allison Osmond, MD FRCPC, updated on June 2, 2020 Quick facts: Melanoma is a type of cancer that develops from specialized cells called melanocytes. Melanoma can start in any location where melanocytes are normally found although the most common location is the skin. In the skin, melanoma is associated with excessive sun exposure (sun …
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