Number Of Moles On Your Arm May Predict Melanoma Risk

 

arm on white backgroundHaving 11 moles or more on your right arm might indicate higher risk of melanoma, British researchers say.

The study results could help doctors more easily identify patients at highest risk for the potentially deadly skin cancer, according to researchers from King’s College London.

“The findings could have a significant impact for primary care, allowing [primary care doctors] to more accurately estimate the total number of moles in a patient extremely quickly via an easily accessible body part. This would mean that more patients at risk of melanoma can be identified and monitored,” study lead author Simone Ribero, of the department of twin research and genetic epidemiology, said in a college news release.