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What is melanoma?

When skin cancer originates in melanocytes it is called melanoma. Melanocytes are the cells that produce pigment in skin and are located in the basement membrane beneath the outer layer of skin.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 18 May 2018
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Category: Skin cancer

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