Melanoma

  • Is a serious form of skin cancer of melanocytes, the cells that produce dark protective pigment called melanin.
  • Individual lesions may appear as a dark brown, black or multi-colored growth with irregular borders that can become crusted and bleed.
  • Melanoma may affect anyone at any age and can occur anywhere on the body.
  • An increased risk of developing this disease is seen in people who have fair skin, light hair and eye color, a family history of melanoma or who have had melanoma in the past. These tumors can arise in or near a preexisting mole or may appear without warning.
  • Melanoma may spread to other organs, making it essential to treat this skin cancer early.
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Melanoma

I have a melanoma – now what?

Staging Melanomas