Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. However, if it is recognized and treated early, it can be curable. But if it is not, the cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to tread and can be fatal.
While it is not the most common of the skin cancers, it causes the most deaths. Melanoma is a malignant tumor that originates in melanocytes, the cells which produce the pigment melanin that colours our skin, hair, and eyes. The majority of melanomas are black or brown. However, some melanomas are skin coloured, pink, red, purple, blue or white.
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