Friday, January 27, 2012

Malignant melanoma prognosis

Melanoma is a type of most serious skin cancer, occurs in cells that produce melanin pigment that gives color to the skin. Melanoma may also occur in the eyes and internal organs, such as the gastrointestinal tract, although rare.

Malignant melanoma prognosis

The exact cause of melanoma is not clear, but ultraviolet radiation (UV) can increase the risk of melanoma. Another factor is genetics that may also play role.

Unusual moles that may indicate melanoma. Characteristics are irregular shapes, irregular borders that are characteristic of melanoma, moles changes in color, and diameter greater than 6 millimeters.

In addition, in melanoma moles can appear new signs and symptoms such as itching or bleeding. If there is a change in your moles like traits mentioned above, consult to doctor.