Melanosis is characterized as a variation in the skin pigmentation due to excessive deposits of melanin. Melanosis is thought to relay a disorder in melanin production or metabolism such as melanosis coli, ocular melanosis, and smoker's melanosis. In most cases, melanosis is benign however when the dark pigmentation is identified as melanosis coli, this is cause for concern as this discoloration is linked to colon cancer due to the overuse of laxatives. If the use of laxatives stops, then the discoloration should disappear. Therefore, many of these discolorations are benign, however they may indicate a precancerous condition that if left untreated, may lead to cancer overtime.
Precancerous Melanosis Bioinformatics Tool
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