malignant melanoma


Examples of malignant melanoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fergie has continued to raise awareness since announcing in January that she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer, following post-operative analysis of a mole removed during reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 6 May 2024 The month before, Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, said that she had been diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 The Duchess, who is popularly known as Fergie, was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer in June 2023, and doctors found a malignant melanoma during her reconstructive surgery. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2024 Ferguson, 64, who was married to Prince Andrew, was treated for breast cancer last year and has now been diagnosed with malignant melanoma after several moles were removed. Reuters, NBC News, 21 Jan. 2024 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, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The Duchess of York, 64, announced on Sunday she had been diagnosed with malignant melanoma just months after undergoing a mastectomy to treat an early form of breast cancer. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 22 Jan. 2024 In comparison, roughly 60,000 new cases of malignant melanoma and over 1 million new cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are diagnosed annually. Gretchen Cuda Kroen, cleveland, 6 Sep. 2023 Those whose median daily tuna intake was 14.2 grams had a 20% higher risk of malignant melanoma and a 17% higher risk of stage 0 melanoma, compared to those whose median daily tuna intake was 0.3 grams. Julie Washington, cleveland, 30 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of malignant melanoma was in 1951

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“Malignant melanoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

malignant melanoma


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