The type of cancer that originates from the pigment-containing cells called melanocytes is called melanoma. It is the most serious type of skin cancer as it often spreads to the deeper layers of the skin and eventually to other organs. The common causes of melanoma are more sun exposure, family history, and pale skin.

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What is the possibility of pink spot on skin be cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have found a pink spot on my skin that resembles melanoma a little. I was wondering if I can send pictures for you to look at and let me know if it looks like that?  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the picture and blood investigations that you sent. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This lesion is asymmetric and presents irregular borders and irregular distribution of the pigmentation presents border irregularity, color varia...  Read Full »

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