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BY Sapna Patel, M.D.

Uveal melanoma is a term with which many people may be unfamiliar. In part, that's because it's a relatively rare type of cancer, but also because it's been called different names by different sources.

Essentially, uveal melanoma is a cancer, or melanoma, of the eye. While it's not seen as often as cutaneous (skin) melanoma, which accounts for the vast majority of melanoma cases, it's the second most common type of primary malignant...