Sentence Examples

  • Although the term "melanoma" is heard frequently on medical TV shows, the most common type of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma, affecting over a million people a year in the States alone.
  • According to the American Cancer Society, melanoma accounts for only 4 percent of all skin cancer, but 79 percent of skin cancer deaths, or about 7,900 deaths annually in the United States.
  • Malignant melanoma-The most serious of the three types of skin cancer, malignant melanoma arises from the melanocytes, the skin cells that produce the pigment melanin.
  • Dr. Leffell: It has been suggested that a single blistering sunburn in childhood increases the chance of melanoma later in life [as cited at the Mayo Clinic website].
  • Most moles are benign (not cancerous), but atypical moles (dysplastic nevi) may develop into malignant melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer.