Melanoma

About- Melanoma also called malignant melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer that develops in the melanin-producing cells (melanocytes) and can spread to other organs in the body including the eyes.
 
Symptoms-
Melanoma New, unusual growth or a change in an existing mole
Melanoma Bigger mole diameter
Melanoma Darkening of the skin
Melanoma Mole color changes
Melanoma Skin mole with an irregular border
Melanoma The development of a new pigmented or unusual-looking growth on the skin

Causes-
The exact cause is not clear. But a combination of environmental (like exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun) and genetic factors may facilitate to develop this disease.
 
Risk factors
Melanoma A family history of Melanoma
Melanoma A high number of moles or unusual moles in the body
Melanoma A previous organ transplant
Melanoma Excessive ultraviolet (UV) light exposure
Melanoma Fair skin (less melanin in the skin)
Melanoma High sun exposure
Melanoma The presence of liver spots or age spots
Melanoma Weak immune system

Specialists to visit
Melanoma Dermatologist
Melanoma General Surgeon
Melanoma Oncologist
Melanoma Plastic Surgeon

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References
https://www.skincancer.org
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https://www.skincancer.org
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https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.cancer.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.healthline.com
https://dermnetnz.org
https://www.cancer.org.au
https://www.cancer.ca
https://www.aad.org

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