dermatology
Skin cancers

Screening skin checks justified for redheads with moles: Queensland study


The melanoma risk factors of high naevus count, red hair alleles and the freckling pale skin associated with the MC1R genotype act synergistically to confer an extremely high lifetime risk of melanoma that warrants intensive screening, Queensland dermatologists say. While these risk factors are well known to individually increase risk of melanoma, the Brisbane Naevus ...

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