MelanomaBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04411
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Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that begins in the cells (melanocytes) that produce the pigment in your skin. This illustration shows melanoma cells extending from the surface of the skin into the deeper skin layers.