Malignant melanomas begins on the surface of the skin so early stage detection and treatment are possible. It usually begins on the surface, but it can grow deep into the skin and It can reach the blood and lymphatic vessels.
Appears on the area of the body between the neck and the hips called trunk or appear on legs. Legs and trunk don't get constant sun exposure. These areas get periodic intense exposure and sun burn.
Malignant melanomas are multicolored and combine different shades of brown and black, sometimes with areas of red, white or blue. They sometimes bleed. Malignant melanomas begin to grow from a normal-appearing area of the skin or form from an existing mole.