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Melanoma Cancer Research Paper

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“Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. These extra cells may form a mass of tissue, called a tumor. Some cancers, such as leukemia, do not form tumor”.(‘What is cancer?”) A tumor is the swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant. Benign, if the cells are benign they are not cancerous. It won't invade nearby tissues or spread to other areas of the body. Also, some types of benign tumors such as intestinal polyps are considered precancerous and are removed to prevent them becoming…show more content…
The cells that produce the pigment melanin that colors the skin, hair and eyes.Melanocytes also form moles, where melanoma often develops. Leukemia is a cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ability to fight infection.Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, larynx (voice box), liver, and breast.Doctors advise people who drink to do so in moderate amounts. Tobacco use is a leading cause of cancer and of death from cancer.Tobacco use causes many types of cancer, including cancer of the lung, larynx (voice box), mouth, esophagus, throat, bladder, kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas, colon and rectum, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia. People of all ages and skin tones should limit the amount of time they spend in the sun, especially between mid-morning and late afternoon, and avoid other sources of UV radiation, such as tanning beds. It is important to keep in mind that UV radiation is reflected by sand, water, snow, and ice and can go through windshields and windows.Substances and exposures that can lead to cancer are called carcinogens. Some carcinogens do not affect DNA directly, but lead to cancer in other
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