This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) is a type of skin cancer that usually develops in older, fair-skinned adults. The average age of diagnosis is 65. LMM is thought to be caused by a history of sun exposure to the affected area. Treatment includes surgery to remove as much of the LMM as possible.
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