What Are Melanomas?

Q:
There have been some dark spots in my face for almost 5 years. My neighbor said it could be the melanomas. What are melanomas?
A:
Melanoma is a kind of cancer that comes from the melanocytes, aka malignant melanoma or cutaneous melanoma. Most melanoma tumors show brown or black because its cells still make melanin. While some melanomas do not make melanin and can appear pink, tan, or even white.
Professional diagnosis should come from your doctor instead your neighbor.

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