Malignant melanoma is a type of skin cancer that begins in the skin's 'pigmentation system', ie the skin layer that becomes tanned in the summer. Melanomas usually start in moles or in areas of normal-looking skin. Melanoma skin cancer starts in the melanocyte cells of the skin. Basal cells and melanocytes (the cells that give the skin its colour) lie deeper in the epidermis. Melanoma develops from cells in the skin known as melanocytes. Melanocytes give the skin its colour. Most people with melanoma less than 1mm in depth are cured. Melanoma is a cancer of the pigment producing cells in the skin, known as melanocytes. Normal melanocytes reside in the outer layer of the skin and produce a brown pigment called melanin, which is responsible for skin color. Melanoma occurs when melanocytes become cancerous, grow, and invade other tissues.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It begins in cells in the skin called melanocytes. Melanoma is a cancerous tumor that grows out of melanocyte cells. These cells make the pigment melanin which colors the skin, hair, and eyes. Melanoma is a serious cancer that can spread rapidly throughout the body.

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole.

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