Skin Cancer, Melanoma Stage 0

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Title: Skin Cancer, Melanoma Stage 0
Description: Stage 0 melanoma; drawing shows an abnormal area on the surface of the skin and abnormal melanocytes in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). Also shown are the dermis (inner layer of the skin) and the subcutaneous tissue below the dermis.

Stage 0 melanoma. Abnormal melanocytes are found in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). These abnormal melanocytes may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Skin
Cancer Types -- Melanoma
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Cells or Tissue -- Normal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR579050
Date Created: April 29, 2019
Date Added: November 18, 2008
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow