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How do you know if you have malignant melanoma?

Melanoma, look for in a mole: Asymmetry; one half unlike the other half, Border; irregular, scalloped, poorly defined border MORE?? Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Jennette Reply:

    How to Tell If Moles Are Skin Cancerthumbnail Malignant melanoma. Flag this photo. A mole that has been present for a long time, or suddenly appears, may be Source:http://www.ehow.com/how_5057449_tell-moles-skin-cancer.html

  2. Paulita Reply:

    Melanoma, look for in a mole: Asymmetry; one half unlike the other half, Border; irregular, scalloped, poorly defined border MORE?

  3. Leta Reply:

    A malignant melanoma is a cancerous tumor that develops in skin cells known as melanocytes, and is one of the most serious types of skin cancer as it can metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. Malignant melanomas start in an exis… Source:http://www.ehow.com/how_5623226_treat-malignant-melanoma.html

  4. Latrisha Reply:

    Common knowledge says you can help prevent skin cancer by staying out of the sun and using sunblock. Contrary to common belief, most malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is not found in fair-skinned people, but in dark-s… Source:http://www.ehow.com/how_4523672_prevent-malignant-melanoma.html

  5. Corliss Reply:

    Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Malignant means that the cells are positive for cancer. Therefore, malignant melanoma means your cells are positive for cancer. Source:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_is_malignant_melanoma

  6. Helene Reply:

    malignant melanoma? What is the life expectency for someone with melamona which had spreadto lymph nodes…….pretty much everywhere…and treatments. I know there is no cur

  7. Deana Reply:

    My last Basset, of my own bloodline, I lost to an oral tumour which was a malignant melanoma! It was discovered, a very tiny tumour right at the back of his mouth, during a routine dental! My vet removed it and did it without involving the jaw, which is often the case! It hadnt spread that far! However, sadly he didnt get it all and it started growing again! As far as Im aware, it is a particularly fast growing cancer although we put my boy onto some homoeopathic treatment! Im not a particular fan, but anything to delay the inevitable, and if nothing else it was given to help boost his immune system! We have a vet at our practice who specialises in alternative medicine! He had 6 months of normal life before the original tumour started growing again, but more alarming was another one appeared forward in his jaw, from the original one! This was the one that got him, some 1 year on from when the original tumour was discovered!Im so sorry for you because if nothing else, it makes anybody (vets included) feel so helpless! With any luck you could well have many months yet – they are all different in their ability to ward off the inevitable! We had one with lymphoma who had 6 months of really good quality life, no medication needed and had I not known (which to some extent I regretted!) Id have said he was fit and healthy, before he suddenly crashed! His system shut down in 24 hours! Enjoy every day with her while you can! Cancers are all too common in dogs these days it seems!ps Go easy on how much research you do over the Internet! As my vet once said, often what you see on there will make you more worried, if anything! A little learning sometimes is definitely a bad thing! Ask your vet if you have any ongoing concerns – he knows your individual dog and her situation after all!

  8. Bruna Reply:

    How do you know if you have skin cancer? In addition, early symptoms of a malignant melanoma might be if a mole gets thicker, or becomes worn down and

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