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Is melanoma hereditary?

Most melanomas (about 90%) are considered sporadic, meaning that the damage to the genes occurs by chance after a person is born! Any Suggestions here?

6 comments

  1. Sima Reply:

    Moles that are hereditary have a tendency to be atypical, or multicolored and moles need to be monitored and possibly should be biopsied for melanoma, Source:http://www.ehow.com/about_5402089_do-people-moles-skin.html

  2. Penney Reply:

    Melanoma can be hereditary in type of skin or your family history. You can lower your risk of melanoma by understanding these risks and lowering your exposure to the sun.

  3. Demetra Reply:

    1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) of, relating to, or denoting factors that can be transmitted genetically from one generation to another 2. (Law) Law a. descending or capable of descending to succeeding generations by inh… Source:http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hereditary+melanoma

  4. Daphne Reply:

    Is melanoma hereditary? is it hereditary, and if so, where is the gene located? (if known) I am writing this research paper on cancer, and I chose to do it on melanoma. pleas

  5. Danita Reply:

    Some types are hereditary and the only way to know if for your dad to be tested! Usually the oncologist will suggest testing if they believe it is a hereditary type and they do not happen often! Everyone is at risk for melanoma! You should also know, if he requires treatment beyond surgical resection it is nearly impossible to determine if it is fine! Hopefully it is! Melanoma can recur at anytime even 30-40 years later and it can show up anywhere!

  6. Felecia Reply:

    Melanoma is almost always curable in its early stages. However, it is likely to spread, and once Is Neurosarcoidosis hereditary? No. We don;t really know what

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