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Glossary for Ocular melanoma

  • Atypical mole syndrome: A condition characterized by the development of numerous moles on the skin which may become cancerous and hence need careful monitoring.
  • Blurred vision: Blurriness of vision or images.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Cataract: A very rare disorder characterized by various abnormalities including mental retardation, epilepsy and eye and kidney problems.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Flashes: Seeing small flashes of light
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • 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.
  • Soft tissue tumors: Any tumor of the soft tissues (e.g. muscles, cartilage), including cancer and benign tumors.
  • Uveal melanoma: A condition which is characterised by malignancy of the uvea


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