Melanoma

Socioeconomic factors, fashion trends linked to increase in melanoma

A century’s worth of cultural and historical forces have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma, including changes in fashion and clothing design, according to an intriguing, retrospective research study conducted by investigators in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Their findings are the subject of a…

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Do You Know These Important Skin Cancer Terms?

  Basal cell carcinoma: The most common form of skin cancer. Occurs in the epidermis. These growths are often round and pearly or darkly pigmented. Cancer: The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells. Epidermis: The uppermost portion of skin. Excision: A simple surgical process to cut…

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