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How does nodular melanoma affect the body?

The cause of nodular melanoma is thought to be tied to the overproduction of certain skin cells called melanocytes, which are the cells that produce skin pigment. This cell overgrowth usually starts as a new skin growth that appears out of nowhere. Generally, these growths are found on the head, neck and torso, though they can form anywhere on the body. Nodular melanoma lesions are usually dome-shaped and may be a variety of colors ranging from black to completely colorless. Nodular melanoma progresses very quickly, and if it's not diagnosed very early, the cancer can spread rapidly through the skin to other parts of the body

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