Melanoma is a very serious type of cancer of the skin. Melanoma specifically affects the skin cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin, which is a protective pigment that makes the skin darker or tan.
Finger Nail Melanoma
A brown or dark striped line down the fingernail should be examined for malignant melanoma, especially if it changes thickness or the borders become irregular.
Pinkish brown malignant melanoma
Malignant melanomas are not always darkly pigmented, which makes it sometimes difficult to detect malignant melanomas.
Red-black mole that is malignant melanoma
Body photographs can help determine if moles are changing in shape.
Yellow and pink malignant melanoma mole
Pink melanoma that lacks dark pigment is known as amelanotic melanoma. This cancerous melanoma grew rapidly in size and grew several shades of pink.c