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Disease Melanoma

Name Melanoma
Synonyms Malignant Melanoma | Malignant Melanomas | Melanoma, Malignant | Melanomas | Melanomas, Malignant
Definition A malignant neoplasm derived from cells that are capable of forming melanin, which may occur in the skin of any part of the body, in the eye, or, rarely, in the mucous membranes of the genitalia, anus, oral cavity, or other sites. It occurs mostly in adults and may originate de novo or from a pigmented nevus or malignant lentigo. Melanomas frequently metastasize widely, and the regional lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and brain are likely to be involved. The incidence of malignant skin melanomas is rising rapidly in all parts of the world. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p2445)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D008545
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1. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroendocrine Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Melanoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
2. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroendocrine Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Melanoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
3. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nevi and Melanomas Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Melanoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references

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Melanoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
  Hutchinson's Melanotic Freckle Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Melanoma, Amelanotic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Melanoma astrocytoma syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Melanoma, Experimental Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
View node Melanoma, Cutaneous Malignant Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Melanoma, Malignant Familial Intraocular
  Melanoma-Pancreatic Cancer Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Primary malignant melanoma of the cervix
  Uveal melanoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes