From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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melanomamel‧a‧no‧ma /ˌmeləˈnəʊmə $ -ˈnoʊ-/ noun [countable] technicalMI a tumour on a person’s skin which causes cancer
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melanomaA melanoma originally diagnosed four years ago had spread.But melanoma country is any hot spot.For melanoma, it has been shown that the de novo expression of ICAM-1 correlates with an increased risk of metastasis.Cases of malignant melanoma have more than doubled in the last 10 years in countries with a fair-skinned population.I would like to know in what proportion of the control patients the referring general practitioner considered the diagnosis of malignant melanoma.You are not necessarily at any more risk of malignant melanoma than some one who has fewer moles.It is thought that sudden exposure to intense sunlight is a trigger to melanoma, and young office workers are typical victims.Unlike melanomas, they are slow growing and non-invasive and are readily curable if treated early.
Origin melanoma (1800-1900) Modern Latin Greek, from melas black