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Study confirms risk factors for melanoma.

Researchers investigated risk factors for superficial spreading melanoma (SSM) with lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM).

The main outcome measures were that risks of both subtypes in relation to environmental factors were estimated.

The study concluded a presence of lentigines is a stronger predictor of LMM, whereas high nevus occurence is a stronger predictor of SSM. Skin cancer history appears to determine LMM risks 0nly, whereas SSM is more influenced by the number of lifetime sunburns. Research suggests that these data can be used as prevention strategies to be tailored differently for these distinctive points of difference.

(Source: Archives of Dermatology, 2012;14812] :164-170.)
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Publication:Nutrition Health Review
Date:Sep 22, 2011
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