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 How is Melanoma Diagnosed and Treated?How is Melanoma Diagnosed and Treated?
 
Melanoma, also called malignant melanoma or cutaneous melanoma, is a serious form of skin cancer that develops in the melanocytes. These skin cells produce melanin, which is responsible for skin coloration. If not treated early, melanoma can metastasize to other body parts and become fatal.
 
   Scientists use supercomputers to shed light on skin cancer formation mechanismScientists use supercomputers to shed light on skin cancer formation mechanism
 
Skin cancer, particularly melanoma, which is the deadliest and most serious type of human skin cancer, begins as a small lesion or blemish. Usually, these blemishes start off as harmless accumulation of melanocytes, which give the skin its color. As the disease progresses, it can spread throughout the body.
 
   Scientists discover role for vitamin D in melanomaScientists discover role for vitamin D in melanoma
 
A new study published in Cancer Research suggests that high levels of vitamin D may reduce the aggressive nature of melanoma cells and improve survival rates.
 
 New method can help detect melanoma cells in skin tumors
 
New method can help detect melanoma cells in skin tumorsMelanoma is the least common but one of the most deadly skin cancers. It accounts for only about one percent of all cases globally, but the majority of skin cancer deaths.
 
 
 Some skin cancers originate in hair follicles, says new study
 
Some skin cancers originate in hair follicles, says new studyA new study published online in Nature Communicationson November 4, 2019, reports that some melanomas, which are among the deadliest skin cancers, originate in melanocyte stem cells that are located within the hair follicles.
 
 
 Does Aspirin Increase Your Risk of Skin Cancer?
 
Does Aspirin Increase Your Risk of Skin Cancer?Aspirin is among the most commonly used medications in the world. It is used over the counter to treat common causes of pain such as headaches.
 
 
 Fat cells may be egging on melanoma cells to become more aggressive
 
Fat cells may be egging on melanoma cells to become more aggressiveA new study has shown that fat cells could be implicated in the transformation of the melanoma cells in the skin into highly malignant cells that spread to the different organs of the body. A team from the Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Carmit Levy and Dr. Tamar Golan of the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU's Sackler School of Medicine published their findings in the journal Science Signaling this week.
 
 
 Head and neck melanoma among pediatric and young adult populations up by 51%
 
Head and neck melanoma among pediatric and young adult populations up by 51%Head and neck melanoma among pediatric, adolescent and young adult populations in the United States and Canada increased by 51.1% from 1995 to 2014, per research from Saint Louis University.