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Risk Factors

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The main risk factors for developing Melanoma include:                                                  

  • Sun exposure, particularly in childhood
  • Fair skin that burns easily
  • Blistering sunburn, especially when young
  • Atypical Moles
  • Lots of moles - >100 moles
  • Previous personal Melanoma
  • Previous non-melanoma skin cancer (Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma)
  • Family history of melanoma, especially if two or more members are affected
  • Use of sunbeds
  • Outdoor lifestyle or worklife

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