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Melanoma, Malignant


Synonyms of Melanoma, Malignant
  • Melanoblastoma
  • Melanocarcinoma
  • Melanoepithelioma
  • Melanoma
  • Melanosarcoma
  • Melanoscirrhus
  • Melanotic Carcinoma
  • Nevus Pigmentosa

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Juvenile Melanoma, Malignant
  • Malignant Lentigo (Melanoma)


General Discussion
Malignant Melanoma is a common skin cancer that arises from the melanin cells within the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) or from similar cells that may be found in moles (nevi). This type of skin cancer may send down roots into deeper layers of the skin. Some of these microscopic roots may spread (metastasize) causing new tumor growths in vital organs of the body.
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Organizations related to Melanoma, Malignant
  • American Cancer Society, Inc.
    1599 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta GA 30329
    Phone #: 404-320-3333
    800 #: 800-227-2345
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cancer.org
  • Cancer Research UK
    PO Box 123
    London Intl WC2A 3PX
    Phone #: 020--72-42 0200
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.imperialcancer.co.uk
  • Cancer.Net
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Alexandria VA 22314
    Phone #: 571-483-1780
    800 #: 888-651-3038
    e-mail: contactus@cancer.net
    Home page: http://www.cancer.net/patient
  • Friends of Cancer Research
    2231 Crystal Drive
    Arlington VA 22202
    Phone #: 703-302-1503
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@focr.org
    Home page: http://www.focr.org
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation
    PO Box 161550
    Austin TX 78716-1150
    Phone #: 512-236-8820
    800 #: 866-235-7205
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.livestrong.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • Rare Cancer Alliance
    1649 North Pacana Way
    Green Valley AZ 85614
    Phone #: 520-625-5495
    800 #: --
    e-mail: sharon.lane@rare-cancer.org
    Home page: http://www.rare-cancer.org
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
    245 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10016
    Phone #: N/A
    800 #: 800-754-6490
    e-mail: info@skincancer.org
    Home page: http://www.skincancer.org
  • Wellness Community
    919 18th Street N.W.
    Washington DC 20006
    Phone #: 202-659-9709
    800 #: 888-793-9355
    e-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
    Home page: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org



For a Complete Report

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