Melanoma maligno

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El melanoma es un tumor maligno de la piel que afecta las células cutáneas que producen pigmento (melanina). El riesgo de melanoma aumenta con la edad, pero con frecuencia afecta a personas jóvenes y, de otra manera, saludables. El melanoma es la primera causa de muertes por cáncer en mujeres entre 25 y 30 años de edad.

Melanoma maligno

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  • Last reviewed on 8/12/2009
  • Jonathan Kantor, MD, North Florida Dermatology Associates, Jacksonville, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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