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Cutaneous malignant melanoma in Northern Ireland

Cutaneous malignant melanoma in Northern Ireland

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Published by [Ulster Cancer Foundation] in [Belfast] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesWolfson Foundation report.
Statementreport prepared by Pauline Pedlow ... [et al] ; for the Melanoma Study Group.
ContributionsPedlow, Pauline Joyce., Lowry, Sidney., Melanoma Study Group (Northern Ireland), Wolfson Foundation., Ulster Cancer Foundation.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 36p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19847838M

The results of two 5-year studies, for and , of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) in Northern Ireland show changes in the presentation of the disease. Although there is some evidence of earlier diagnosis, the rise in incidence has produced an overall increase in the number of cases with advanced disease. Cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM), is considered the most serious type of skin cancer because of its rapid ability to spread to other parts of the body, including the eye. It starts when melanocytes become abnormal and invade and destroy the normal cells around them. Melanoma can begin either in an existing mole or as a new growth on the skin. The number of people in the world who develop.

  Socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) in Northern Europe, despite equal access to health care. SES per se is not responsible for this association, which must be ascribed to important risk factors for CMM such as intermittent ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure, and screening for CMM possibly owing to a greater knowledge and . Cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM), however, has a significantly higher morbidity and mortality, resulting in 65% of all skin cancer deaths. Although the long-term survival rate for patients with metastatic melanoma is only 5%, early detection of CMM carries an excellent prognosis, with surgical excision often being curative.

Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing cells known as melanocytes. Melanomas typically occur in the skin, but may rarely occur in the mouth, intestines, or eye. In women, they most commonly occur on the legs, while in men they are most common on the back. Sometimes they develop from a mole with changes such as an increase in.   Gordon LG, Lowry WS. The incidence and pathogenesis of invasive cutaneous malignant melanoma in Northern Ireland. Br J Cancer. Jan; 53 (1)– [Europe PMC free article] [Google Scholar] Clark WH, Jr, From L, Bernardino EA, Mihm MC. The histogenesis and biologic behavior of primary human malignant melanomas of the skin.


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The results of two 5-year studies, for andof cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) in Northern Ireland show changes in the presentation of the disease.

Although there is some evidence of earlier diagnosis, the rise in incidence has produced an overall increase in the number of cases with advanced by: 8. Abstract. Three hundred and four suspected cases of malignant melanoma diagnosed in Northern Ireland over a 5 year period have been reviewed.

Two hundred and forty fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of invasive cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) and were accepted as suitable for analysis an incidence of Cited by: All cases of cutaneous malignant melanoma, CMM, diagnosed in Northern Ireland Cutaneous malignant melanoma in Northern Ireland book were reviewed, classified and followed up until the end of The overall 5 year survival is 54%, among the worst reported in recent literature.

Multivariate Cited by: 8. Melanoma is a specific kind of skin cancer, also called malignant melanoma or cutaneous melanoma. When it's diagnosed early, most people respond well to : Ann Pietrangelo.

Over recent years, skin cancer has become much more common in Northern Ireland. After accounting for the ageing population, there has been a per cent increase in yearly incidence of malignant melanoma in men and a per cent yearly increase in incidence of malignant melanoma in women.

Init was expected that ab Americans would be diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most aggressive kind of skin cancer. Melanomas are more common in people with lightly pigmented skin, and people who have had melanoma once have a high risk of developing new melanomas.

Malignant melanoma in Northern Ireland Introduction Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Northern Ireland1. There are two main types of the disease: non-melanoma skin cancer and malignant melanoma.

Non-melanoma skin cancer is more common with over 3, cases diagnosed in Malignant melanoma is relatively rare by comparison, with around. Cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) is a potentially lethal form of skin cancer. Although it comprises only 3 to 5 percent of all skin cancers, it is.

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Summary Three hundred and four suspected cases of malignant melanoma diagnosed in Northern Ireland over a 5 year period have been reviewed. Two hundred and forty fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of invasive cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) and were accepted as suitable for analysis an incidence of   Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Northern Ireland, accounting for a third of all cancers.

However, malignant melanoma accounts for less than 3% of all cases. 49% of melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK are in females, and 51% are in males. Melanoma skin cancer incidence rates (European age-standardised (AS) rates) for persons are significantly lower than the UK average in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and similar to the UK average in all other UK constituent countries.

Deaths from malignant melanoma in each part of the British Isles between and have been examined. There has been a substantial increase of deaths among women in each part, and an increase of similar magnitude among men in all areas except Northern Ireland.

It is suggested that this difference requires further study. Current evidence suggesting that a patient's sex is relevant to the progression of cutaneous melanoma is largely epidemiological. Although databases of patients with melanomas have for many years shown a survival advantage for female patients with primary melanoma, it has been difficult to evaluate the contribution of other known prognostic variables such as thickness and site of.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Northern Ireland, accounting for over 31% of all cancers.

About 4, people develop the disease each year and around of these are malignant melanomas. Malignant melanoma rates have risen remarkably here over the past 30 years, from an average of cases per year [ ]. Gordon LG, Lowry WS. The incidence and pathogenesis of invasive cutaneous malignant melanoma in Northern Ireland.

Br J Cancer. Jan; 53 (1)– [PMC free article] Lee JA, Storer BE. Excess of malignant melanomas in women in the British Isles. Lancet.

Dec 20; 2 ()– Hicks N, Zack M, Caldwell GG, McKinley TW. The Breslow thickness describes how far the malignant melanoma has grown down into the skin in millimeters. The Clark scale categorises malignant melanomas into one of five stages, depending on which layers of skin are breached by the melanoma.

Based on the above classification, malignant melanomas can be grouped into 4 stages. Cutaneous Melanoma. Cutaneous melanoma, or melanoma of the skin, is the most common type of melanoma worldwide.

Cutaneous melanoma is caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun and indoor tanning. There are several subtypes of cutaneous melanoma, including superficial spreading melanoma, nodular melanoma, lentigo maligna.

Background. Worldwide, the incidence of cutaneous melanoma has been reported to be highest in the summer and lowest in the winter. Northern Irish data suggested seasonal variation for women only, especially those with thinner melanomas, sited on limbs.

Magnus K. Prognosis in malignant melanoma of the skin: significance of stage of disease, anatomical site, sex, age, and period of diagnosis. Cancer. ; Crossref. Objectives This study was designed to determine the changing incidence of primary cutaneous malignant melanoma in Northern Ireland and to examine changes in survival rates from cutaneous malignant melanoma in two 5‐year periods, –88 and –.

Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) is a rare subtype of cutaneous melanoma in which the melanoma cells are surrounded by fibrous tissue. DM most commonly develops on the sun-exposed areas of the head and neck. The majority of people diagnosed with DM are older-age males with chronic UV exposure and sun-damaged skin.Intermediate risk melanoma: mm and mm in depth; High risk melanoma: ≥mm in depth; Clark's Level: Clark's Level (also called anatomic level) is also a measure of depth of invasion.

However, it reports what layer of the skin the melanoma extends into (penetration of), as opposed to a measurement in millimeters.What is melanoma?.

Mmelanoma is a potentially serious type of skin cancer due to uncontrolled growth of pigment cells, called ma is most common in white-skinned individuals, but it may rarely develop in those with dark skin as well. About one in fifteen white-skinned New Zealanders are expected to develop melanoma in their lifetime — Australia and New Zealand have the.