What is clear margin?

Can some explain what a clear margin is please?

Hi Whitfield

Here’s the link to the area of this website where clear margins are explained.  I hope this helps.


Take care

Jo, Moderator

As I understand it, a clear margin is an area of tissue surrounding the tumour, which has no cancer cells. This ensures that ALL the cancer has been removed.

What Poems said and they look for more than 2mm margins.

a clear margin is positive, it means there are no cancer cells in the surrounding tissue of the tumour when it was removed, which basically means they got it all! Congratulations!