The largest clinical in-situ measurement of the diameter of the skin cancer lesion in millimetres.
For Malignant Melanoma, the largest diameter may influence whether a diagnostic biopsy is taken first and may determine the complexity of the surgical excision. For other tumours, the largest diameter may influence the choice of treatment modality.
National Cancer Data Set Version 2.1_ISB October 2002
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||SKIN CANCER LARGEST CLINICAL DIAMETERS|