malignant melanoma | melanoma | melanocarcinoma | MM | black skin cancer
SAINMHÍNIÚ malignant tumor of melanocytes which are found predominantly in skin but also in the bowel and the eye TAGAIRT Wikipedia > Melanoma, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanoma (14.9.2009)
NÓTA It is one of the less common types of skin cancer but causes the majority (75%) of skin cancer related deaths. Melanocytes are normally present in skin, being responsible for the production of the dark pigment melanin. Despite many years of intensive laboratory and clinical research, the greatest chance of cure is in the early surgical resection of thin tumours.