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Melanoma Malignant Melanoma

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causes of Melanoma- Malignant melanoma develops when the melanocytes do not respond to the normal control mechanisms of cellular growth. This often occurs in the melanocytes of a pre-existing mole. The abnormal cell growth within the mole may then invade nearby structures or spread to other organs in the body (metastasis), invading and compromising the function of those structures or organs. the varieties and stages of disease- Cancer may spread from where it began to other parts of the body. The method used to stage melanoma is based mainly on the thickness of the tumor and whether cancer has spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body. The following stages are used for melanoma: Stage 0 (Melanoma in Situ). treatment options- Surgery

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