Melanoma: Statistics, Risk Factors, And How To Spot It
November 22, 2017
What is melanoma and how common is it?
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that starts in melanocytes – cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Melanoma usually starts in the skin but can also occur in an eye or other organs. Melanoma is less common than other types of skin cancer (it’s responsible for about 2% of skin cancer cases), but it’s the most dangerous and fast-spreading type.