Navigation Links
Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

Melanoma the most serious form of skin cancer that accounts for more than 75 percent of skin cancer deaths. Knowing the facts about its causes and characteristics could save your life . Dermatologists hope that dispelling some common myths about melanoma could help more people understand their risk factors and be more aware of melanomas that dont fit the typical diagnostic mold.

Despite our ongoing public education efforts on the causes and symptoms of melanoma, a number of misconceptions about this potentially deadly disease exist, said dermatologist Diane R. Baker, MD, FAAD, president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy). These myths could cause some people to think they are not at risk for melanoma because of their skin type or to dismiss warning signs because they are not typical symptoms of the disease.

Myth: All melanomas follow the ABCD rule. Fact: When the ABCD rule for early melanoma diagnosis was designed more than 20 years ago, it offered a tool for physicians to aid in distinguishing potentially cancerous lesions from benign pigmented moles. The ABCD acronym stands for Asymmetry (meaning one half of the mole is different from the other), Border Irregularity (the edges or borders of melanomas are usually ragged or notched), Color (melanoma often has a variety of hues and colors within the same lesion), and Diameter (most melanomas are usually greater than 6 mm in diameter when diagnosed, although they can be smaller).

However, like all rules, there are bound to be exceptions. Numerous studies show that not all melanomas follow the ABCD rule. One study published in the May 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) examined a specific type of melanoma known as nodular melanoma (NM) that does not fit the ABCD criteria for melanoma diagnosis. NMs commonly occur as symmetric, elevated lesions that are uniform in color and non-pigmented.

When most p
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Autism: Symposium to Discuss Myths and Misconceptions
2. Myths affect patients suffering from prostate cancer
3. 16 Common Myths About Breast Cancer
4. 7 Common Myths About Osteoporosis
5. Myths About Hydropower Projects Exposed
6. Breast Cancer Survivors Worry About Infertility
7. Breast Cancer Survivors Worry About Infertility
8. Improving Lighting Could Bring About A Change In Alzheimers Patients
9. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
10. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
11. Study Warns About The Use Of Popular Asthma Drug To Stop Childrens Coughs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Myths About Melanoma Could Lead Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

(Date:1/22/2015)... The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention is pleased to announce that ... at North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine has ... for Distinguished Volunteer Service—the organization’s highest award. , ... volunteer experts to direct its work to improve the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Woodloch Pines, an ... has been selected by TripAdvisor as the number one best ... 6th best in the world for their annual Travelers’ Choice ... travel community . The website is home to millions of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... Pro Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski to increase lean muscle by up ... This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting ... shows that it is a step-by-step, scientific diet formula that ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The federal court overseeing thousands of ... Court, Southern District of West Virginia has upheld a $2 ... first bellwether trial. In an Order dated January 21st, the ... finding that C.R. Bard had not proven a miscarriage of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog ... auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance quotes help ... is no longer necessary to call an agent or visit ... online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 2Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 3Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 4Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2
... US-based Redux Beverages said it would be marketing. Well, only it was ... drink. ,In September last year it announced the launch ... illegal drug. ,Jamey Kirby, the drink's inventor, said the name ... session at 1 o'clock in the morning. ,"It's an ...
... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have reported that they ... who had died and retransplanted it in another recipient. ... has been done with a transplanted heart, said Dr. Lawrence ... program. Even with other organs, repeat transplantation is very rare. ...
... nerve cells signal to one another could rewrite the textbooks ... Weill Cornell Medical College and Yale University. ,Their ... Science, suggests that a key cellular enzyme called dynamin 1 ... previously assumed. ,Dynamin has long been a focus ...
... Children's Research Hospital have discovered inherited variations in certain ... (ALL) susceptible to the toxic side effects caused by ... polymorphisms, occur in specific genes known to influence pharmacodynamics ... drug is needed to have its intended effect). ...
... blood pressure and additional risk factors for heart ... rather than two , if their current treatment ... pressure-lowering medication amlodipine, researchers reported at the American ... Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and ...
... mother's love is something we all treasure.; Same is the case ... Delhi . ,She has something special planned for her ... wished to be with her mother on Sunday, which is now ... her spirits down. Last time when I was in Delhi, I ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Cocaine' Turns 'Censored' and Remains 'energy Drink' 2Health News:'Cocaine' Turns 'Censored' and Remains 'energy Drink' 3Health News:Transplanted Heart Goes to a Second Recipient in a Rare Surgery 2Health News:Study Revises Dynamin's Role in Nerve Cell Function 2Health News:Study Revises Dynamin's Role in Nerve Cell Function 3Health News:Inherited Genes Linked to Toxicity of Leukemia Therapy 2Health News:One Pill may Be Better Than Two for Treating Patients With High Blood Pressure 2Health News:One Pill may Be Better Than Two for Treating Patients With High Blood Pressure 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) is ... Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... fiduciary duties to shareholders. On January 21, ... reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the clinical data for ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Companies, Inc. (ICBU) has repositioned itself as a holding company ... foothold in the hydroponic, hemp and medical marijuana sectors. By ... the sector, and recently partnering with the Chippewa Tribe Nation ... marijuana, iMD is committing to bring its vision to the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. , Jan. 23, 2015 ... immunotherapy company commercializing its CytoSorb® extracorporeal cytokine adsorber ... surgery patients, announced the receipt of $385,642, net ... approved participant of the Technology Business Tax Certificate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2iMD Companies Poised to Make Impact in Multi-Billion Dollar Medical Marijuana Sector With Recent Investments and Strategic Partnerships 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3
... (Nasdaq: YDNT ) today announced that it will ... on-demand web cast conference call on Thursday, October 21, 2010 ... the call will be available through InterCall at http://tinyurl.com/Quarter32010 ... available through the Company,s website, www.ydnt.com . ...
... one of the world,s largest and most sophisticated pharmacies ... (D-Nev.), today said innovative companies such as Medco Health ... bright future for a sustainable healthcare system for America ... Nevada by providing employment opportunities for skilled healthcare professionals. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Young Innovations, Inc. Provides 3rd Quarter Conference Call Details 2Sen. Harry Reid to Medco Employees: Technology and Innovation Integral to Sustainable Healthcare Reform and Nevada's Future 2Sen. Harry Reid to Medco Employees: Technology and Innovation Integral to Sustainable Healthcare Reform and Nevada's Future 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: