A 56-year-old member asked:
what is melanoma?
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Dr. Mike Bowman answered
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Skin cancer: Which arises from melanocytes, which are the cells in the skin which give it color. For this reason, melanomas are often dark colored on the skin (but some are not). Search on the abcd's of melanoma to learn how to spot a melanoma (or see the image). Melanomas are dangerous because even a small cancer can metastasize. However, caught early enough, they are curable.
Answered on Apr 10, 2015
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