What's a Melanoma?

Toby Nelson

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from the pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin.

It is typically more dangerous than other types of skin cancer, as it is more likely to spread to other parts of the body. Melanoma can appear on any part of the skin, but is most commonly found on the upper back, legs, arms, and face. It can also occur in the eye, in the mouth, and in other areas of the body with pigmented tissue.

It's important to check any suspicious moles or changes in your skin and to see a doctor if you notice any unusual growths or changes in size, shape, or colour of a mole.

Please arrange to see your doctor or dermatologist to discuss further investigation/treatment options for the mole/lesion and also complete a full skin check.