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Melanoma is a cancer starting from melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells of the body.
Often, Melanoma starts on the skin with a mole. However, we have melanocytes in many places of our body.
Melanoma can therefore also start in the eye, on the palms of our hand and soles of our feet or on any inner surface of the body.
When Melanoma is discovered at a stage when it has spread, it can become impossible to identify the place where it has started.
Mostly, it is adults how are diagnosed with Melanoma and many of them are quite young- but we sometimes also see Melanoma in children.
Read this week's MPNE blog
We have been asked many times to document the way we work. So here comes our New Year's resolution for 2022: 52 blogs, 1 per week, with concepts, reflections and insights about MPNE!
MPNE at a Glance
We are European Melanoma patients, carers and patient advocates. We want to see as many Melanoma patients survive as possible. We have therefore built a system of networks that allows us to bridge language barriers and share Melanoma knowledge reliably and fast across large geographies. We work according to local priorities but shared working principles- our MPNE principles.
'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed,
it's the only thing that ever has.'
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