NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma

9 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Melanoma, 2018 Illustration Copyright © 2016 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved. www.nucleusinc.com 1  Melanoma basics About melanoma Figure 2 Normal versus cancer cell growth Normal cells divide to make new cells as the body needs them. Normal cells die once they get old or damaged. Cancer cells make new cells that aren’t needed and don’t die quickly when old or damaged. Figure 1 Parts of the skin The skin has two layers. The outer layer is called the epidermis. The second layer is called the dermis. Illustration Copyright © 2017 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved. www.nucleusinc.com Illustration Copyright © 2017 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved. www.nucleusinc.com

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