Expert Video - What are the different types of melanoma?
Dr. Jeffrey Weber, an expert on melanoma, explains the general categories of melanoma: cutaneous, mucosal, and ocular. Cutaneous melanoma is the most common of these categories. Any area of the body with pigment cells can develop melanoma. Different locations include the palms of the hands and soles of the feet (acral melanoma), nail beds (lentiginous melanoma), mucous membranes, such as the vagina or mouth (mucosal melanoma), and eye (uveal or ocular melanoma).
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This educational activity has been developed by the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, DermTech, Genentech, and Iovance Biotherapeutics.
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