Melanoma

El melanoma es un tumor maligno de la piel que afecta a las células cutáneas que producen pigmento (melanina). El riesgo de melanoma aumenta con la edad; sin embargo, a menudo afecta a jóvenes que parecieran saludables. Éste es un tipo de cáncer agresivo que puede diseminarse rápidamente.Melanoma

Revision

Last reviewed 5/4/2012 by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (7/26/2011).

Disclaimers

  • The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
  • A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.
  • Call 911 for all medical emergencies.
  • Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.
A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. adam.com