Melanoma: Normal Skin

Study: Melanoma Usually Arises In Normal Skin.

LiveScience (6/6, Geggel) reported that research suggests that “melanoma usually arises in normal skin, where there is no dark spot or sign of cancer until the melanoma suddenly shows up.” The study also indicated that “melanomas that arise in non-mole areas of the skin tend to be more aggressive and deadly than those that do arise from moles.” The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.