Wednesday, November 2, 2011


What is melanoma?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, he initially attacks skin cells, melanocytes. To understand melanoma, it is useful to know the skin and melanocytes, their function, how they grow and what happens when they become cancerous.

The skin is the body's largest organ, protects against heat, sunlight, and wound infections. It helps regulate body temperature, stores water and fat and produces vitamin D.

Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects epithelial tissue, specifically the skin, which represents 7% of all types of skin cancer, the most serious.

Melanoma can be cured if diagnosed early, but if not, the cancer can advance and spread to various parts of the body very quickly, so please always pay attention to new signals that may exist.

In America 12.000 to 14,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Comes from melanoma cells, which produce the pigment melanin which changes the color of the skin, usually the most Malanomas are black and brown, but you can also be red and pink.


Petar said...

waw this looks realy nasty...

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