malignant melanoma


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Synonyms for malignant melanoma

any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes

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Urethral malignant melanoma closely mimicking urothelial carcinoma.
The 64-year-old's life was turned upside when he was told he had malignant melanoma in February 2003.
On the basis of the histologic findings, the diagnosis of an anaplastic malignant melanoma (AMM) was made.
If people take care not to burn in the sun and don't use sunbeds, most malignant melanoma could be prevented.
However, the presence of primary malignant melanomas in the anorectal region, although very rare, is important to recognize because of the possible clinical and treatment implications.
Dr RichardSullivan,headof clinical programmes at Cancer Research UK said: ``Death rates from malignant melanoma have fallen in Australia, largely due to the success of its SunSmart campaigns which started more than 20 years ago.
If malignant melanoma is suspected, the diagnosis is confirmed by sending a sample of tissue to the lab.
For the malignant melanoma indication, Pharmalucence examined 8 publications that reported use of both SCI and blue dye in melanoma patients having lymph node localization studies.
On histopathology, the tumour had a multinodular appearance, composed of atypical oval to spindle-shaped cells with several mitotic figures, very focal intracytoplasmic melanin pigment deposition and interspersed lymphocytes - these features confirmed the diagnosis of an amelanotic metastatic malignant melanoma.
It uses a method of analysing biopsy samples with five proteins that can be tell-tale signs of malignant melanoma.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the malignant melanoma drug market, driven by the launch of emerging agents, will experience robust annual 12 percent growth through 2012 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan.
The increase in cases of malignant melanoma comes as a national campaign is launched to bring down death rates due to the skin cancer.
The most important differential diagnosis for a nevus is malignant melanoma.
THOUSANDS more Britons die from malignant melanoma than Australians - even though more cases of this type of skin cancer are diagnosed Down Under.
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