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Risk Factors

Every person, no matter their gender, race, or age can develop melanoma, but there are certain factors that increase the chance of melanoma developing:
  • Sunlight and Tanning Beds (UV Rays)
  • Bad sunburns as a child or an adult
  • Moles on the skin
  • Freckles
  • Fair skin (there is less melanin to protect the skin)
  • Blonde, red, or light brown hair
  • Blue eyes
  • Family history of any skin cancer