Malignant Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer that develops in the melanocytes that produce melanin. Melanoma can also occur in your eyes and internal organs. Symptoms are:
• Change in an existing mole
• Development of new pigmented or unusual growth on skin
• Hidden melanomas under nails, digestive tract, vagina or urinary tract
HOW IS MALIGNANT MELANOMA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a skin and tissue test, which an oncologist or GP would conduct to determine the malignant nature of the infection.
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?
According to research and studies done the risk of melanoma is increasing especially among women below 40 years of age with malignant melanoma being the most aggressive and life-threatening form of skin cancer.