A 36-year-old female asked:
How early should children ages 10-15 see a dermatologist, is that too young? i have dysplastic nevi syndrome and two of my kids have many moles.
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Periodontics 43 years experience
FAMMM: Your condition is also called familial atypical multiple mole- melanoma. Screening for melanoma in fammm kindreds should begin at age 10 with a baseline total body skin examination including scalp, eyes, oral mucosa, genital area, and nail, as family members may develop melanoma in their early teens.
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Last updated Jun 19, 2013
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