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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SAN DIEGO -- The chances of a patient's developing multiple primary melanomas over a lifetime is a real phenomenon, with an incidence ranging from 2% to 8% among patients who have had a first melanoma, or an average of about 5%.
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%.
Primary malignant melanoma of the epiglottis is extremely rare.
Color change, in addition to color variegation, often heralds melanoma, thus bolstering the need for adding an E to the ABCD mnemonic for melanoma detection, Robert J.
Her study focused on basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, which are less dangerous than melanoma but, if untreated, can be disfiguring or even lethal.
David Chu, section chief of the division of melanoma and surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte.
It "showed that the prognosis is the same as that of the original, or thickest, melanoma," notes Stephan Ariyan, surgical director, Yale Melanoma Unit, Yale University School of Medicine.
com/research/3lcz86/global_malignant) has announced the addition of the "Global Malignant Melanoma Epidemiology and Patient Flow Analysis - 2012" report to their offering.
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