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What are the risk factors for melanoma?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Sun exposure plus ..

Although everyone is at some risk for melanoma, several factors such as: sun exposure, number of moles on the skin, your skin type and family history (genetics) can  increase your risk for melanoma.
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In brief: Sun exposure plus ..

Although everyone is at some risk for melanoma, several factors such as: sun exposure, number of moles on the skin, your skin type and family history (genetics) can  increase your risk for melanoma.
Please visit www.Skincancer.Org for more indepth information.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Melanoma risk factors include fair skin, history of sunburns, excessive uv exposure such as from tanning beds, living near the equator or at higher elevations, many (>50) moles or unusual moles, family history of melanoma, and weakened immune system. We can reduce our risk by reducing sun exposure and observe sun safe practices.

In brief: Multiple

Melanoma risk factors include fair skin, history of sunburns, excessive uv exposure such as from tanning beds, living near the equator or at higher elevations, many (>50) moles or unusual moles, family history of melanoma, and weakened immune system. We can reduce our risk by reducing sun exposure and observe sun safe practices.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: RISK FACTORS

Sun exposure, especially first 20 years of age.
Blistering sunburns. Blonde or red hair. Green or blue eyes. Positive family history. One melanoma, greater risk for second. Dark skinned; greater risk for foot melanoma. Immunocompromised.

In brief: RISK FACTORS

Sun exposure, especially first 20 years of age.
Blistering sunburns. Blonde or red hair. Green or blue eyes. Positive family history. One melanoma, greater risk for second. Dark skinned; greater risk for foot melanoma. Immunocompromised.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly sun exposure

Sun exposure, particularly with severe sunburns especially as a child (or probably sunbed use), fair skin, light colored eyes, red or blonde hair, family history, and prior melanoma or skin cancer diagnosis.

In brief: Mostly sun exposure

Sun exposure, particularly with severe sunburns especially as a child (or probably sunbed use), fair skin, light colored eyes, red or blonde hair, family history, and prior melanoma or skin cancer diagnosis.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: UV radiation

The main risk factors include exposure to uv radiation from the sun, having more than 100 moles, family history, personal history, fair skin, red hair, using tanning bed, and history of sunburns in childhood.

In brief: UV radiation

The main risk factors include exposure to uv radiation from the sun, having more than 100 moles, family history, personal history, fair skin, red hair, using tanning bed, and history of sunburns in childhood.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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