Melanoma Treated Patients More Likely to Get Other Types of Cancers


What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is a malignant tumour of the skin usually caused by exposure of sun more seen in Caucasian population than the other ethnic groups.

Causes of Melanoma:

Melanoma is the result of uncontrolled proliferation of melanocytes (Pigment cells).

Treatment of Melanoma:

Melanomas are generally treated surgically removing the tumour, chemotherapy and by radiation.

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It is estimated that among the skin cancers 75% deaths are accounted for melanomas only.

Latest Research about Melanoma Patients

The latest research says that patients treated for melanoma are more likely to get other types of cancer than the general population particularly smoking related cancers. Sun exposure is said to be a risk factor for all types of skin cancer.

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