Malignant Melanoma Research Paper

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We’ve always been taught that the sun is our friend. It warms us, helps grow our food, gives us light, all good things. Unfortunately, the sun has become less of a friend over the past few decades. As the sun’s UV Rays become more and more of a concern, so has the incidence of skin cancer, malignant melanoma. Malignant Melanoma occurs, in varying percentages, to every people, in every area of the world. Among dark-skinned ethnic groups, the incidence is roughly 1 per 100,000 per year. For light-skinned races, the incidence is much, much higher. Some areas of the world report melanoma rates as high as 50 per 100,000. More frightening is the reported increase of malignant melanoma in whites which is estimated between 3 and 7% annually. It is relatively easy to spot. Malignant melanoma appears in the form of a flat patch or wart-like lesion on the skin. Colors of the patch or lesion range…show more content…
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