Fast Five Quiz: Are You Able to Identify and Treat Melanomas?

Winston Tan, MD

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June 02, 2015

Greatly elevated risk factors for cutaneous melanoma include:

  • Changing mole

  • Dysplastic nevi in familial melanoma

  • More than 50 nevi, 2 mm or greater in diameter

Moderately elevated risk factors for cutaneous melanoma include:

  • One family member with melanoma

  • Previous history of melanoma

  • Sporadic dysplastic nevi

  • Congenital nevus

Slightly elevated risk factors for cutaneous melanoma include:

  • Immunosuppression

  • Sun sensitivity

  • History of acute, severe, blistering sunburns

  • Freckling

For more on the epidemiology of melanoma, read here.

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