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Risk Factors for Cancer Deaths - Melanoma

Risk Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), risk factors for melanoma include the following: a lighter natural skin color; personal or family history of skin cancer; exposure to the sun through work or play; a history of sunburns, especially early in life; a history of indoor tanning; skin that burns, freckles, reddens easily, or becomes painful in the sun; blue or green eyes; blond or red hair; certain types and a large number of moles.

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Content updated: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 13:52:41 MST