What is meant by "clear margins?"
Christine Hill-Kayser, MD, Radiation Oncologist, responds:
A clear margin means that a tumor was removed and was surrounded by a rim of normal tissue that did not have cancer cells. This means that the likelihood of cancer cells remaining behind is low.
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