While easily the most prominent and well-known skin cancer, melanoma can either be quite slow moving (remaining in the skin) or aggressive (moving to remote areas of the body). Thankfully, many cases are caught in their early cases and surgeons are able to remove malignant areas. However, for more aggressive instances of melanoma, treatment has shown to have debilitating side effects for patients, and, the later the stage of the cancer, the more challenging it is to treat with traditional methods. Be that as it may, recent evidence has suggested that the immune system may be the key to a higher-rate of successful later-stage treatment, as well as being less harmful and intrusive for cancer patients.
As the largest organ of the body, the skin protects us from a myriad of conditions, parasites, and other foreign agents. Be that as it may, it is also highly susceptible to different diseases, viruses, and cancers. Different skin types can be more resistant or more susceptible to different conditions. One type of cancer that aggressively attacks the skin is melanoma: the later stage of which is known as metastatic melanoma.