Melanoma Skin Cancer

By Izzi Fielder

What is Cancer?

Cancer is caused by the rapid growth of cell; an abnormal rate that cells divide. The cells spread to tissues and form tumors. Cells that become cancerous have undergone a mutation making a mistake in their genetic information, and making the cells deadly.

What is Melanoma Skin Cancer?

Melanoma is a skin cancer that starts in the melanocytes ( produces melanin). Melanoma skin cancer is less common than other types of skin cancer, but it's more dangerous. Melanoma is curable during the early stages, but it can spread to other parts on the body.

Survival Rates

These survival rates are for different stages of Melanoma cancer, type A, and for survival over 10 years.

Stage I- 95%

Stage II- 67%

Stage III- 68%

Stage IV- 15%

Works cited

"Cancer Research Foundation / Research - The Best Hope Against Cancer."Cancer Research Foundation / Research - The Best Hope Against Cancer. Cancer Research Foundation, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2015.


"American Cancer Society | Information and Resources for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, Skin." American Cancer Society | Information and Resources for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, Skin. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2015.