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Description of Melanoma

DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole. It may be black, abnormal, or “ugly looking.”  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms are:1. Asymmetry — the shape of one-half does not match the other2. Border — the edges are ragged, blurred, or irregular3. Color — the color is uneven and may include shades of black, brown, and tan4. Diameter — there is a change in size, it usually increases5. Evolving — the mole has changed over the past few weeks or months  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  1. Surgery is the first treatment of all stages of melanoma.2. Other treatments include chemotherapy and radiation, biologic, and targeted therapies.  NIH: National Cancer Institute

 

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