malignant melanoma

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Recent Examples on the Web Shortly after Schlarman was diagnosed, Kentucky defensive lineman Josh Paschal discovered a lesion on the bottom of his foot that turned out to be malignant melanoma. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky offensive line coach John Schlarman dies after battle with cancer," 12 Nov. 2020 But there was another possibility that was far more serious: malignant melanoma of the retina. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "She Had a Headache for Months. Then She Could Barely See.," 28 Oct. 2020 Paschal completed a year of immunotherapy treatments for a malignant melanoma in August 2019 and is now a team captain and projected starter at defensive end. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "'Everything we do is for him': Kentucky football plays for LB Chris Oats in 2020," 24 Sep. 2020 Despite the fact that women and men both have skin and can both develop malignant melanoma — one of the deadliest cancers — more than twice as many men than women die of the disease. Armin Brott, chicagotribune.com, "Health disparities: Why do women live longer than men?," 4 Nov. 2019 Apart from painful burns, cancers like squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, hemangioma or hemangiosarcoma can be caused by excessive exposure to UV radiation. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "In summer, your light-skinned dogs need nontoxic sunscreen | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018 The April 22 event at the Spanish River Athletic Complex in Boca Raton raises money and awareness for the treatment of malignant melanoma and other life-threatening forms of skin cancer. Gary Curreri, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Runners, walkers unite to shine a light on dangers of skin cancers," 28 Apr. 2018 McCain previously had two other malignant melanomas removed: on his left shoulder in 1993 and his left nasal wall in 2002. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "John McCain Hospitalized Due to Side Effects From His Brain Cancer Treatment," 13 Dec. 2017 The results returned with the unfortunate news of a malignant melanoma. Christina Liao, Vogue, "4 Healthy Recipes From American Model Turned British Aristocrat Dawn Russell," 13 Sep. 2017

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Malignant melanoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malignant%20melanoma. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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malignant melanoma

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