8 doctors weighed in:
Who is at risk for melanoma?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: White people in sun
Sun damage can lead to melanoma and people with fair skin sustain more injury from the sun more rapidly than their darker skinned counterparts.
Sun protection from a young age is very important. You can read more at www.Melanomafoundation.Org.

In brief: White people in sun
Sun damage can lead to melanoma and people with fair skin sustain more injury from the sun more rapidly than their darker skinned counterparts.
Sun protection from a young age is very important. You can read more at www.Melanomafoundation.Org.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Light skin people
Melanoma is related to having fair skin and sun (or tanning bed exposure).
So all light-skinned people have some risk -especially if they live close to the equator. Melanoma of the skin is very rare in black africans and not very common in hispanics.

In brief: Light skin people
Melanoma is related to having fair skin and sun (or tanning bed exposure).
So all light-skinned people have some risk -especially if they live close to the equator. Melanoma of the skin is very rare in black africans and not very common in hispanics.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Fair complexion
People with a family or personal history of melanoma are at risk for developing melanoma.
Fair skinned individuals and those with red hair are at a higher risk. People who use indoor tanning are also at a higher risk for developing melanoma.

In brief: Fair complexion
People with a family or personal history of melanoma are at risk for developing melanoma.
Fair skinned individuals and those with red hair are at a higher risk. People who use indoor tanning are also at a higher risk for developing melanoma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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