Recent Examples of melanoma from the Web
Melanoma rates have doubled in the last three decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—and guys are particularly at risk.
That led to more tests, followed by a melanoma diagnosis.
A large cohort study of nearly 109,000 women published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention in 2014 found that having five or more blistering sunburns before the age of 20 was linked with a 60 percent higher risk of melanoma.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that some of the nation’s highest rates of melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — are in northern regions, such as New England, the Pacific Northwest and Minnesota.
New therapies for melanoma patients:: Offering hope of a longer life More: Mandy Harris saved 700 Riley babies.
Joy Newhouse, who has undergone 20 surgeries because of melanoma and breast cancer, initially chose colors that coordinated with her house.
A mutation that appeared in half of all melanomas, for example, turned out to be rare in other cancers.
The results of the final study needed for approval to market an epacadostat combination with Keytruda for melanoma are expected next year.
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Origin and Etymology of melanoma
First Known Use: 1838See Words from the same year
MELANOMA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of melanoma for English Language Learners
medical : a type of cancer or tumor that begins as a dark spot or area on the skin
Medical Definition of melanoma
1: a benign or malignant skin tumor containing dark pigment
2: a tumor of high malignancy that starts in melanocytes of normal skin or moles and metastasizes rapidly and widely—called also malignant melanoma, melanocarcinoma, melanoepithelioma, melanosarcoma
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