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View in Spanish: Melanoma amelanótico

Amelanotic melanoma (AY-meh-luh-NAH-tik MEH-luh-NOH-muh)
A type of skin cancer in which the cells do not make the pigment melanin. Skin lesions are often irregular and may be pink, red, or have light brown, tan, or gray at the edges.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.