NAACCR Item #3817: Breslow Tumor Thickness

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,817 4 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.breslowTumorThickness


Breslow Tumor Thickness, the measurement of the thickness of a melanoma as defined by Dr. Alexander Breslow, is a prognostic factor for Melanoma of the Skin.


Breslow Tumor Thickness is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. It was previously collected as Melanoma Skin, CS SSF# 1.


0.0No mass/tumor found
0.1Greater than 0.0 and less than or equal to 0.1
0.2-99.90.2 - 99.9 millimeters
XX.1100 millimeters or larger
A0.1-A9.9Stated as "at least" some measured value of 0.1 to 9.9
AX.0Stated as greater than 9.9 mm
XX.8Not applicable: Information not collected for this schema (If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code XX.8 will result in an edit error)
XX.9Not documented in medical record Microinvasion; microscopic focus or foci only and no depth given Cannot be determined by pathologist In situ melanoma Breslow Tumor Thickness not assessed or unknown if assessed

Each Site-Specific Data Item (SSDI) applies only to selected primary sites, histologies, and years of diagnosis. Depending on applicability and standard-setter requirements, SSDIs may be left blank.