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 eyes.
- New, unusual growth or a change in an existing mole
- Bigger mole diameter
- Darkening of the skin
- Mole color changes
- Skin mole with an irregular border
- The development of a new pigmented or unusual-looking growth on the skin
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.
- A family history of melanoma
- A high number of moles or unusual moles in the body
- A previous organ transplant
- Excessive ultraviolet (UV) light exposure
- Fair skin (less melanin in the skin)
- High sun exposure
- The presence of liver spots or age spots
- Weak immune system