Expert Video - What is melanoma and what causes it?

Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, a specialist in melanoma management and cancer immunotherapy from NYU Langone, explains exactly how melanoma cancer gets started. He describes how the body's pigment cells, or melanocytes, may grow out of control, what areas of the body have these cells, how melanoma spreads and when it becomes serious.

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