Melanoma 430 The Boardwalk, Suite 408, Waterloo, ON,  Tel.: 519 744 2592, Fax: 519 744 1197 E-mail: northmed@gto.net
Melanoma is a cancer that most often starts in the skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects your body from injury, infection, heat and ultraviolet light from the sun. The skin helps control your body temperature and gets rid of waste materials through the sweat glands. It also makes vitamin D and stores water and fat. Melanoma is less common than squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers (sometimes called non-melanoma skin cancers). Melanoma can start in other places in the body where melanocytes are found, such as the eyes, mouth and vagina or under the fingernails. These types of melanoma are rare.
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