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Melanoma

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The 4 Stages of Melanoma: The Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer - Mayo Clinic

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How Skin Cancer Spreads-Mayo Clinic

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Skin Cancer Signs: The ABCDEs of Melanoma

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Raise your skin cancer IQ

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Do You Have Skin Cancer?

Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing cells known as melanocytes. Melanomas typically occur in the skin, but may rarely occur in the mouth, intestines, or eye. In women, they most commonly occur on the legs, while in men they are most common on the back. Sometimes they develop from a mole with changes such as an increase in size, irregular edges, change in color, itchiness, or skin breakdown.