Doctors for Malignant Melanoma in Metro Hospital Thane West, Mumbai
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Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive and life-threatening skin cancer. It develops in the cells that give the skin its color (melanocytes) and has a very high tendency to spread to other parts of the body. The exact cause of all melanomas isn't clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds increases the risk of developing melanoma. Melanomas can develop anywhere on your body. They most often develop in areas that have had exposure to the sun, such as your back, legs, arms and face.
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 may involve surgery, radiation, medications or in some cases chemotherapy.
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.