Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. It involves cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color. Learn more about melanoma in our health encyclopedia.
Melanoma can also involve the colored part of the eye; for more information, please read this article on melanoma of the eye> in our Health Library.
Advances in Melanoma Treatment
While melanoma used to offer a poor prognosis, recent advancements in different treatments, including immunotherapies, have increased long-term survival rates. Learn more about treatment of melanoma at Wake Forest Baptist.