mel-uh-noh-muh  /  Greek  /  1826

Melanoma is a term which refers to several different types of skin tumours that occur as a result of prolonged exposure to the sun. The majority of melanoma tumours are black in colour. “Melas/melan” is the Greek word for black and ”oma“ means tumour. Melanoma was originally called “black cancer.“

Jill Bliss

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