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Chondroid melanoma

Chondroid melanoma: Introduction

Chondroid melanoma: Heterologous differentiation is exceedingly rare in melanoma. Chondroid change in the absence of osteogenic differentiation is extremely rare in malignant melanoma. Melanoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of primary cutaneous neoplasms exhibiting cartilaginous differentiation. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chondroid melanoma is available below.

Symptoms of Chondroid melanoma

  • A skin sore that bleeds easily
  • A sore that does not heal
  • Oozing or crusting spots in a sore
  • Appearance of a scar-like sore without having injured the area
  • Irregular blood vessels in or around the spot
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Chondroid melanoma

  • Excision cuts the tumor out and uses stitches to place the skin back together
  • Curettage and electrodesiccation scrapes away the cancer and uses electricity to kill any remaining cancer cells
  • Surgery, including Mohs surgery, which cuts out skin and immediately looks at it under a microscope to check for cancer. The process is repeated until the skin sample is free of cancer
  • Cryosurgery freezes and kills the cancer cells
  • Radiation may be used if the cancer has spread to organs or lymph nodes or for tumors that can't be treated with surgery
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Chondroid melanoma?

Chondroid melanoma: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Chondroid melanoma:

  • Untreated, basal cell cancer can spread to nearby tissues or structures, causing damage. This is most worrisome around the nose, eyes, and ears
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Causes of Chondroid melanoma

  • Light-colored skin
  • Blue or green eyes
  • Blond or red hair
  • Over-exposure to x-rays or other forms of radiation
  • more causes...»

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Chondroid melanoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Chondroid melanoma

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Chondroid melanoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Chondroid melanoma

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Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Chondroid melanoma, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Chondroid melanoma: Rare Types

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Chondroid melanoma: Animations

Prognosis for Chondroid melanoma

Prognosis for Chondroid melanoma: The rate of basal cell skin cancer returning is about 1% with Mohs surgery to up to 10% for other forms of treatment. Smaller basal cell carcinomas are less likely to come back than larger ones.

Chondroid melanoma: Broader Related Topics

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