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Stage 2A melanoma is lethal within 10 years for about a third of those diagnosed.
  the most serious, life-threatening form of skin cancer (4% of all skin cancers)

more technically:  any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin)
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  • Stage 2A melanoma is lethal within 10 years for about a third of those diagnosed.
  • It sometimes struck her as ironic that her ancestors from Scotland and Ireland had bypassed northern climates with similar cloudy weather to move to a place where prolonged exposure to the sun practically guaranteed melanoma in people like them—or, at the very least, wrinkles, which was the reason her mother wore hats even if her time outside was limited to walking to and from the car.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • I had often asked her if she would take better care with her skin, having seen certain patients come into the store suffering from melanoma, but in those days it was desirable to be tanned as dark as one could get, and Sunny was one who never had trouble in that regard.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He had come to say good-bye to his brother; Pete had melanoma, and it had spread to his brain.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

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  • ’Give him Ewing’s tumor,’ Yossarian advised Doc Daneeka, who would come to Yossarian for help in handling Hungry Joe, ’and follow it up with melanoma.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Eight hours after he told me he loved me for the first time, he died of melanoma and left me a prisoner of his memory.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • But it bothered Ruth when Miriam made passing remarks about intimacies she had shared with Art when they were married: the funny time they had on a trip to Italy, a mole on his back that had to be checked for melanoma, his love of massage.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Afraid of a little melanoma?
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • The victim is transfigured, pain-racked, his lower lip dribbling off his face, a growth appearing at the side of his neck, a radiant time-lapse melanoma.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "Melanoma," he said.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John

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  • Yossarian also worried about Ewing’s tumor and melanoma.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But for whatever reason, he got melanoma.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Out of the eighteen, one was positive for melanoma.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • With his melanoma?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • He got through it and continued with his treatment, but last month we found cancerous lesions near the site of his original melanoma.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • By the time she was finished, I knew more about melanoma than I imagined possible.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
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Associated words [difficulty]:   melanoma [8] , leukemia [4] , metastasis [6] , Hodgkin’s disease [8] , lymphoma [9]
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