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My husbands brother had malignant melanoma, is there an increased chance that he would get it ? Or our children ?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Melanoma

Yes. Melanoma has a genetic component.
All direct relatives should be aware of watching for skin changes that could predict cancer.

In brief: Melanoma

Yes. Melanoma has a genetic component.
All direct relatives should be aware of watching for skin changes that could predict cancer.
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Dr. Holly Maes
And use your sunscreen every single day!
Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is good advice from both physicians.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Melanoma

There is a slight increase in the risk of melanoma for your children and husband.
Check any new orchanging moles.

In brief: Melanoma

There is a slight increase in the risk of melanoma for your children and husband.
Check any new orchanging moles.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Here's the key

These do tend some to run in families.
Please be sure all his blood relatives keep a close watch on their skin and have any suspicious lesions removed early. Do this, and the chances of dying of melanoma are very low.

In brief: Here's the key

These do tend some to run in families.
Please be sure all his blood relatives keep a close watch on their skin and have any suspicious lesions removed early. Do this, and the chances of dying of melanoma are very low.
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