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Blue Nevi Acquired in Older Men, Lacked Association with Melanoma

Blue Nevi Acquired in Older Men, Lacked Association with Melanoma | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

Blue nevi commonly occurred in older men and usually were not associated with melanoma, according to recent study results.


" 'Our findings support the concept that benign [blue nevi] are not uncommonly acquired in older age individuals and that they may be safely clinically followed in the absence of concerning clinical and/or dermoscopic features,' the researchers said."

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Healio  |  May 7, 2014

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Moles Linked to Risk of Inherited Melanoma

Moles Linked to Risk of Inherited Melanoma | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

Melanoma can run in families, and a new study suggests that the likelihood of developing familial melanoma could be predicted based on moles during childhood. The researchers followed 133 children in families with inherited melanoma and found that children who had more moles overall, as well as more atypical moles on the lower body, were at higher risk of melanoma. In addition, the researchers confirmed that those who developed melanomas were more likely to have the inherited mutation. Knowing which children are at risk of familial melanoma could help doctors catch it early.

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The ASCO Post │ Nov 14, 2013

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