Melanoma-Symptoms, Causes and Prevention Tips


Overview Melanoma, the most severe form of skin cancer, grows in melanin-producing cells (melanocytes)—the pigment that gives the skin its colour. Melanoma can also grow within your eyes and, sometimes, within your body, including in your nose or neck. The exact cause of all melanomas is not clear, but the risk of developing melanoma is increased by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) sunlight radiation or tanning lamps and beds. Limiting your UV radiation exposure will help reduce your melanoma risk. The risk of melanoma in people under 40, particularly women, appears…

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