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what exactly is a melanoma?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer of skin: Melanoma is the worst form of the three common type of skin cancers. These arise due to genetic susceptibility and sun exposure. Generally the lesions are pigmented, but not always. If a mole changes color, becomes bigger, or bleeds it should be checked out. For more info go to this site. Asap.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001853/.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. In it the pigment producing cells (melanocytes) become malignant (cancerous) and form the typical skin lesion one will often see.
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