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About Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of cancer that begins in the bottom of the top layer of skin. Skin cells in this layer called melanocytes produce melanin, a pigment found in the skin, eyes, and hair.

Melanoma of the skin (cutaneous melanoma) usually starts in a mole. Most moles are harmless, but if there is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole, this could be a sign of melanoma or skin cancer.

Melanoma can form anywhere on the skin or in the lymph nodes in the head and neck.

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