4 Things You Need To Know About Subungual Melanoma
Melanoma is a type of cancer that forms within the melanocytes, which are the cells that produce your skin's pigment. Any area of your skin can develop melanoma, including the skin beneath your toenails. Here are four things you need to know about subungual melanoma. What causes subungual melanoma? The cause of subungual melanoma is still poorly understood. While melanoma that develops on other areas of your skin is linked to ultraviolet radiation (sun exposure), this isn't a likely cause of subungual melanoma.