Malignant Melanoma

  • (noun): Any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes.
    Synonyms: melanoma

Some articles on malignant melanoma, melanomas, melanoma:

Skin Cancer - Classification
... basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma ... Malignant melanoma The common appearance is an asymmetrical area, with an irregular border, color variation, and often greater than 6 mm diameter ... Melanomas are the least frequent of the 3 common skin cancers ...
Vitiligo - Pathogenesis
... makes the melanocyte more susceptible to the immune system in the skin cancer malignant melanoma ... So people with vitiligo caused by the TYR gene are less likely to have malignant melanoma ... and the minor alleles are associated with malignant melanoma ...
Potential Health Risks Of Sunscreen - Studies of Melanoma Rates
... Malignant melanoma has been found more frequently in sunscreen users compared to non-users in some studies ... found no association between sunscreen use and development of malignant melanoma ... The only evidence suggesting a relationship between sunscreen and melanoma is correlational, and thus cannot be used to establish a causal relationship ...
Skin Cancer
... Melanoma, which originates in the pigment-producing cells (melanocytes), is the least common, but most aggressive, most likely to spread and, if untreated, become fatal ... Still, melanoma has one of the higher survival rates among major cancer, with over 75% of patients surviving 10 years in the UK during 2005-2007 ... In the UK in 2010, 12,818 people were diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and about 100,000 people were diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer ...

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