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Diseases » Merkel cell cancer » Glossary
 

Glossary for Merkel cell cancer

  • Basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Melanoma: Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease. It involves cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color.
  • Metastatic cancer: Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
  • Skin Cancer: Cancer of the skin; the most common type of cancer.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin lump: The occurrence of a lump that is located on the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.

 

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