Melanoma accounts for only 5% of all skin cancers, yet it results in most of the skin cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. About 62,720 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed in the United States during 2009.
At first, melanoma cells are found in the epidermis and top layers of the dermis. However, once they grow downward into the dermis, the cancer can come into contact with lymph and blood vessels, and from there spread to other parts of the body. The thicker the...Read more
As this year comes to a close and a new one begins, it is time for reflection and goal setting. If you have had any type of skin cancer or... Read more »
The Skin Cancer Foundation gives some sobering statistics about the incidence of skin cancer in the United States. Skin Cancer is the most... Read more »
In 2006, a jury in Virginia Beach awarded a family $1.5 million in the death of a family member. According to The Legal Examiner, doctors... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
An experienced doctor should first rule out noncancerous (benign) conditions that resemble melanoma, such as a mole called a melanocytic nevus.In... Read more »