Melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in melanocytes (cells that color the skin). There are two forms of skin cancer: melanoma and nonmelanoma. Melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer. It is more likely to invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body than other types of skin cancer. When melanoma starts in the skin, it is called cutaneous melanoma. Unusual moles, sores, lumps, blemishes, markings, or changes in the way an area of the skin looks or feels may be a sign of melanoma or another type of skin cancer, or a warning that it might occur.

Who treats melanoma?

Dermatologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists

Treatment options:

  • Surgery
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy drugs
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy

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Source: National Cancer Institute

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