New research indicates melanoma patients tend to have few moles
from By Tammy Gibson
From April 1:
It's commonly thought that people with lots of moles may be at greater risk for developing skin cancer, including melanoma. However, according to a recent study published in JAMA Dermatology, that may not be the case after all. Researchers found that the number of moles, or nevi, a patient has is not related to the likelihood they will develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Most patients with melanoma had few moles and no abnormal moles.
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