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Eye Cancer Intraocular Melanoma
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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I have heard of skin cancer, lung cancer and many other cancers, but never eye cancer. Does it exist and is it fatal?
Radiation or surgery: Eye melanoma, or ocular melanoma is treated by either removal of the entire eye, or by radiation to the eye. It really depends on the extent of the melanoma. This type of melanoma frequently spreads to the liver, so a ct or MRI of the liver should be obtained. I recommend seeing someone who specializes in this type of cancer due to its relative rarity and severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral melanoma cancer hi I have a brown spot on the inside of my cheek no way i bit it its by my bottom jaw ENT is keeping a eye on it she is not sure?
Get a biopsy: If there is continued concern about a pigmented lesion on any part of your body, i would strongly urge you to talk to your doctor about obtaining a biopsy. A biopsy allows closer microscopic examination which can provide peace of mind, or can help direct further therapy, if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more