• By Laurel Kelly

Living With Cancer: Melanoma can begin in the eye

March 29, 2019

a medical illustration of intraocular melanomaEye melanoma 
Melanoma is a type of cancer that develops in the cells that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color. Your eyes also have melanin-producing cells and can develop melanoma. Eye melanoma, also called ocular melanoma, most often forms in the part of the eye you can't see when looking in a mirror. This makes it difficult to detect. Learn about the symptoms and risk factors for eye melanoma.

Eating during cancer treatment: Tips to make food tastier
You may find that cancer or cancer treatment has affected your sense of taste. Food may seem to lack flavor or taste too sweet, salty or metallic. Usually, these changes are temporary and will improve with time. In the meantime, though, you need to maintain your calorie intake and meet your body's protein, vitamin and mineral needs. Try these suggestions to make meals more enjoyable.

Treating non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer that originates in your lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network spread throughout your body. It develops from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. In most cases, health care providers don't know what causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In some cases, it's due to a weakened immune system. Learn more about the stages of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, why treatment isn't always necessary, and the treatment options available, if needed.

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