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margin

[mar-jin] in cancer surgery or biopsy, the tissue beyond the visible edge of the tumor or abnormal tissue that is removed along with the tumor or abnormality, in an effort to get all of the cancer. See also surgical margin.

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Surgery for breast cancer

... The distance from the tumor to the margin is also important. Even if the margins
are “clear”, they could be “close”—meaning that the distance ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for melanoma skin cancer

... normal, healthy skin around the edges of the cancer is referred to as the margin. ...
The margins are wider because the diagnosis is already known. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for osteosarcoma | American Cancer Society

... A pathologist will look at the removed tissue under a microscope to
see if the margins (outer edges) contain cancer cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/osteosarcoma/detailedguide/osteosarcoma-treating-surgery

Surgery for bone cancer

... After surgery, a pathologist will look at the tissue that was removed under the
microscope to see if the margins (outer edges) have cancer cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bonecancer/detailedguide/bone-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for soft tissue sarcomas

... When the removed tissue is looked at under a microscope, the doctor will check
to see if cancer is growing in the edges (margins) of the specimen. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/sarcoma-adultsofttissuecancer/detailedguide/sarcoma-adult-soft-tissue-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for Merkel cell carcinoma

... The normal, healthy skin around the edges of the cancer is called the margin. ...
The margins are wider (usually about 2/5 to 4/5 inch). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-merkelcell/detailedguide/skin-cancer-merkel-cell-carcinoma-treating-surgery

Treatment of melanoma skin cancer by stage

... excision (surgery to remove the melanoma as well as a margin of normal ... Wider
margins make healing more difficult and have not been found to ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-treating-by-stage

Treatment of soft tissue sarcomas, by stage

... The most common treatment for these tumors is surgery. If the entire tumor
is removed and the margins are clear, no other treatment is needed. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/sarcoma-adultsofttissuecancer/detailedguide/sarcoma-adult-soft-tissue-cancer-treating-by-stage