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About Melanoma

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.

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