Clearing the margins in cancer

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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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How do you release the margin on a canon model ap5015 typewriter?

There MAR REL key to the left of the number 1 key. If you hold that down and press the back space key you will release the left side margin. If you hold it down and press the space bar you will release the right side margin. Hope this helps.

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