Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the cells that produce the pigment or melanin that gives the skin its colour. Melanomas most often develop in areas of the body that are exposed to the sun such as legs, face and arms. Unusual growth or change in the colour of the skin or any changes to a mole are the symptoms of melanoma.
HOW IS MALIGNANT MELANOMA DIAGNOSED?
In addition to a thorough examination of the skin an oncologist would recommend a biopsy of a mole or any area that looks affected.
HOW IS MALIGNANT MELANOMA TREATED?
Treatment of Malignant Melanoma depends on the size and stage of cancer. Early stages of cancer can be treated by removing affected area. Lymph node removal followed by chemo and radiation therapy is the treatment options for advanced stages of Malignant Melanoma. Your immune system can be boosted through biological therapy.
DID YOU KNOW?
This cancer could be fatal if not detected on time because it tends to spread very rapidly with a tendency to ulcerate too.