Melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the skin cells called melanocytes (cells that color the skin). Melanocytes are found throughout the lower part of the epidermis. They produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its natural color. When skin is exposed to the sun, melanocytes produce more pigment, causing the skin to tan, or darken.
Melanoma as related to Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma
- Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) - National ...
Intraocular melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the eye. Intraocular melanoma begins in the middle of three ...
- Melanoma Home Page - National Cancer Institute
Information about melanoma treatment, prevention, causes, screening, clinical trials, research, and other topics from the National Cancer Institute.
- Home - The Eye Cancer Network - The Eye Cancer Network
The Eye Cancer Foundation Eye Cancer Network Education and Support for Eye Tumor Patients and Their Families
- Eye Cancer | Cancer.Net
Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
- What is eye cancer? - American Cancer Society
Eye cancer is a form of cancer that affects the cells of the eye. Learn more about eye cancer here.
- Eye Cancer (Melanoma and Lymphoma) - American Cancer …
Melanocytic stromal proliferations of the iris are the most common tumors of the iris. Clinical differentiation between an iris nevus and a melanoma might ...
- Eye Cancer - definition of Eye Cancer in the Medical ...
Eye Cancer Definition Eye cancer refers to a cancerous growth in any part of the eye. Some eye cancers are primary, while others represent metastases from primary ...
- Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma - WebMD
The natural history of small choroidal melanoma remains poorly understood. Small,pigmented choroidal lesions cannot always be differentiated reliably …
- Intraocular Melanoma - Cleveland Clinic
Intraocular melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the eye. Intraocular melanoma begins in the middle of 3 layers of the wall ...