Home Forums Melanoma Diagnosis: Stages I &II Where does "0.76" come from?

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    cohanja
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    Very often I see 0.76mm stated as a cutoff for risk, for SLNB, etc… it seems like such an arbitrary number and how can you really measure to 0.01 of a mm? Why 0.76 instead of 0.73 or 0.81? How did they arrive at this number?

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    Catherine Poole
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    Probably from the AJCC standards, and it is being above the .75 juncture. This truly varies from cancer center to center. Some have a 1.0 designation.

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