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Melanoma is the rarest type of skin cancer, but it is also the most dangerous. It develops very quickly and can spread to other organs, if not detected in time. It develops in the melanocytes, which are the skin cells responsible for producing melanin. Melanin is responsible for protecting the skin from harmful effects of exposure to sunlight and prevents sunburn by darkening the skin.
Melanoma is more common in people with fair skin. People with generally dark skin are not likely to develop melanoma, but they are not immune. Very dark skinned people can develop melanoma on the paler parts of their body, such as the palms of their hands or under their nails. Pale skinned people may develop melanoma on areas of the face, such as the nose, under the eyes or near the mouth. People who have moles and freckles are also more at risk of developing this type of cancer.
Melanoma stops the skin from producing melanin. It can be caused by long-term exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays or by exposure to certain chemicals.
Melanoma is generally thought to be caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays. However, smoking and having a genetic predisposition can also contribute to the development of this disease. According to the American Cancer Society, 2.5% of pale skinned people risk developing melanoma at some point in their lives, meaning that out of 40 people, 1 is likely to develop melanoma during his/her lifetime.