Melanoma is a potentially serious type of skin cancer that develops from normal skin cells called melanocytes (these cells produce the skin pigment melanin, which gives the skin its natural colour). The cells become malignant and start growing uncontrollably, subsequently aggressively invading surrounding healthy tissues.
CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. Questions are answered by CANSA’s Head of Health Professor Michael Herbst. For more information, visit cansa.org.za.
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