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Melanoma Prognosis


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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It begins in cells in the skin called melanocytes.

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Melanoma Prognosis

  1. 1. Melanoma Prognosis Better information sooner for better decisions
  2. 2. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, that develops in melanocytes, the pigment cells present in the skin.
  3. 3. Melanoma can be more serious than the other forms of skin cancer, because it may spread to other parts of the body and cause serious illness and death.
  4. 4. The first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape,color, or feel of an existing mole.
  5. 5. Spots suspicious for melanoma show one or more of the following features (the ABCD s): A symmetry, B order irregularity, C olor changes, a D iameter more than the size of a pencil eraser.
  6. 6. Elevated risk factors for melanoma include Caucasian (white) ancestry, fair skin, light hair and light-colored eyes, a history of intense sun exposure, close blood relatives with melanoma, and moles that are unusually numerous, large, irregular, or "funny looking."
  7. 7. The most common forms of melanoma are superficial spreading melanoma, nodular melanoma, and lentigo melanoma.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Early detection and diagnosis are crucial. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally doctors diagnose melanoma by biopsy (removing a </li></ul><ul><li>piece of skin for analysis). </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The most useful criterion for determining prognosis is tumor </li></ul><ul><li>thickness. </li></ul><ul><li>The thicker the melanoma, the less optimistic the prognosis. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Research in melanoma is headed in three directions: </li></ul><ul><li>prevention, </li></ul><ul><li>more precise diagnosis, </li></ul><ul><li>better treatment for advanced disease. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Melanoma is a potentially serious form of skin cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosed early and treated properly, it can very often be </li></ul><ul><li>cured. </li></ul>
  12. 12. PrognostiCheck(R) is a noninvasive measurement device that measures prognosis and severity of disease.
  13. 13. Since the Phase Angle illustrates changes that occur prior to those evidenced by cell counts, physical signs, biochemical assays and imaging techniques, its value clearly complements the disease management process, providing the physician with valuable information sooner.
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