melanoma


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mel·a·no·ma

 (mĕl′ə-nō′mə)
n. pl. mel·a·no·mas or mel·a·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A dark-pigmented, usually malignant tumor arising from a melanocyte and occurring most commonly in the skin.

melanoma

(ˌmɛləˈnəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) pathol a malignant tumour composed of melanocytes, occurring esp in the skin, often as a result of excessive exposure to sunlight

mel•a•no•ma

(ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes.
[1825–35]

mel·a·no·ma

(mĕl′ə-nō′mə)
A type of skin cancer that arises from the cells that produce melanin, usually appearing as a dark-colored spot or mole.

melanoma

any malignant growth, especially in the skin, that is composed of melanin-producing cells.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melanoma - any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytesmelanoma - any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
skin cancer - a malignant neoplasm of the skin
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[ˌmeləˈnəʊmə] N (melanomas or melanomata (pl)) [ˌmeləˈnəʊmətə]melanoma m

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mel·a·no·ma

n. melanoma, tumor maligno compuesto de melanocitos.

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Skin cancers overall account for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year and Australia has the world's second highest melanoma incidence rates, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Though there has been an exponential increase in the incidence of cutaneous melanoma the incidence of mucosal melanomas have remained the same over the years.
Melanoma is a highly heterogeneous disease comprising Cutaneous Melanoma (CM), Ocular Melanoma (OM), Mucosal Melanoma (MM), melanoma of the internal organs, and, according to some classifications, melanoma of the soft parts (non-bony and non-cartilaginous tissues) of the body.
Melanoma is one of the most common forms of cancer for young adults aged 25 to 29 years old and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 29.
Cutaneous melanoma is still a potentially fatal tumor that raises ongoing concern.
The incidence of cutaneous melanoma has steadily increased in the last decades and remains the leading cause of death in cutaneous malignancies.
NEW ORLEANS -- Serial screening of patients at high risk for melanoma is highly effective for detecting lesions, and appears to have prevented the development of aggressive advanced nodular melanoma.
Research has suggested that families affected by melanoma skin cancer may also have a higher-thanaverage rate of Parkinson's disease--but a large new study found no evidence of such a link.
There are distinct differences in malignant melanoma between black and white populations regarding the incidence, anatomical distribution, histogenetic types of melanoma, stage at presentation and prognosis.
Misdiagnosis of melanoma is a major cause of litigation against both physicians and dermatopathologists.
Many publications seem to point to the sun as the culprit for increased risk of melanoma but others showed no such evidence; most concur that sunscreens block the mutagenic UV-B rays, but do not prevent melanoma.
New melanoma will be diagnosed in only about 62,000 Americans, but will be far more fatal if not caught early; five-year survival for melanoma that has aggressively spread is only 16%.

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