Malignant Melanoma

Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive and life-threatening skin cancer. It develops in the cells that give the skin its color (melanocytes) and has a very high tendency to spread to other parts of the body. The cure rates depend greatly on the stage of melanoma by the time of detection. It is important for all adults to get their screening skin check performed annually as this is the number 2 killer of young adults.