Skin cancer is caused by specific cells – melanocytes that produce the melanin pigment. According to statistics, this is the most common type of cancer.
It is believed that the centers of accumulation of melanocytes on the skin, which we are accustomed to calling birthmarks, are the source of skin cancer.
For this reason, harmless melanocytes suddenly become malignant. Discovered by researchers at Cornell University. It is assumed that the primary cause of melanoma is ultraviolet light.
However, in the course of the studies, the researchers conclude that the source is in melanocyte mutations. This is because instead of sunburn, a person acquires skin cancer.