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    Default Factors associated with increase risk of Melanoma

    My grand mother had melanoma so its possible i can get melanoma too.please can you list some factors that might be associated with increase risk on melanoma..

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    **Ashma Sherchan** Female

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    yea family history of melanoma might just accounts for about 2-8% risk of getting melanoma.

    some factors that are associated with increase risk of melanoma might be:

    • Changing or persisting change in mole for more than 15 yrs -Very high risk
    • One or several irregularly pigmented lesion
    • Atypical moles or or famalial melanoma
    • Atypical moles but not famalial history
    • Lentigo maligna
    • Congenital moles
    • White race(white skin)
    • Previous melanoma
    • Melanoma in parents,children or siblings
    • Immunosupression like leukemia,lymphoma,renal transplantation
    • Sun sensitivitymtans poorly,burn easily had multiple or severe burns

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    thank you for reply

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    To continue:
    • non-regular exposure of skin to intense sun (this is probably why melanoma often occurs on the trunk)
    • fair skin
    • blistering sunburn anytime in life, especially as a child
    Avoiding sunburns is by far the most important prevention of melanoma.

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