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Melanoma

Melanoma CANCER The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Asymmetric appearance Borders irregular or blurred ELANOMA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS FORM OF SKIN CANCER. Regardless of where on the body it occurs, melanoma Moriginates from normal pigment cells called melanocytes. These melanocytes produce melanin, the pigment that is responsible for giving skin its color and that protects the body from damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Like other cells in the body, melanocytes can transform into cancerous cells, and when this transformation occurs the result is development of melanoma. An article on treatment Color that varies in different Diameter greater than 0.25 inch of melanoma appears in the June 8, 2011, issue of JAMA. parts of a mole (size of a pencil eraser) CAUSES The main risk factor for melanoma is UV (ultraviolet) light, which can come from sunlight or a tanning bed. Fair-skinned people (especially those with red or blond hair and those who tend to sunburn frequently), people with many abnormally shaped moles (dysplastic 0.2 in nevi), and people with family members who have had melanoma are at higher risk of developing melanoma. Evolving, with a change in size, shape, or color over time http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Melanoma

Abstract

CANCER The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Asymmetric appearance Borders irregular or blurred ELANOMA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS FORM OF SKIN CANCER. Regardless of where on the body it occurs, melanoma Moriginates from normal pigment cells called melanocytes. These melanocytes produce melanin, the pigment that is responsible for giving skin its color and that protects the body from damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Like other cells in the body,...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2011.658
pmid
21642692
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Abstract

CANCER The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Asymmetric appearance Borders irregular or blurred ELANOMA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS FORM OF SKIN CANCER. Regardless of where on the body it occurs, melanoma Moriginates from normal pigment cells called melanocytes. These melanocytes produce melanin, the pigment that is responsible for giving skin its color and that protects the body from damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Like other cells in the body, melanocytes can transform into cancerous cells, and when this transformation occurs the result is development of melanoma. An article on treatment Color that varies in different Diameter greater than 0.25 inch of melanoma appears in the June 8, 2011, issue of JAMA. parts of a mole (size of a pencil eraser) CAUSES The main risk factor for melanoma is UV (ultraviolet) light, which can come from sunlight or a tanning bed. Fair-skinned people (especially those with red or blond hair and those who tend to sunburn frequently), people with many abnormally shaped moles (dysplastic 0.2 in nevi), and people with family members who have had melanoma are at higher risk of developing melanoma. Evolving, with a change in size, shape, or color over time

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 8, 2011

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