It is a malignant tumor of the melanocytes of the human body.

Melanoma is a very aggressive tumor and if not treated effectively in its early stages, spreads too quickly and results to metastases.

The effective treatment of melanoma regards direct surgical excision of melanoma lesion, the convergence of the wound, the detection of any metastases to the lymph nodes of the area by the special technique of sentinel lymph node.

So the correct diagnosis, the successful excision and finding of the sentinel node as well as the specific oncological treatment are the key points for a successful treatment of such an aggressive disease.

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