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What You Need To Know About Moles
Information about common moles and dysplastic nevi, or atypical moles, including pictures and a discussion of how some moles may be related to melanoma. NIH Publication No. 99-3133

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Definition of melanoma: A form of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin). It may begin in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as in the eye or in the intestines.

Estimated new cases and deaths from melanoma in the United States in 2008:

New cases: 62,480
Deaths: 8,420

See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Melanoma to learn about melanoma symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.
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