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26 Oct 2009

cancer
My boyfriend' s father died of Melanoma cancer. My BF' s brother now has a cancerous mole on his back which the doc' s will be removing. Is this type of cancer in your genes? Should he be worried?
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CyberDoc
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo MC
People with melanoma in the family has a slightly higher chance of getting melanoma than the general population so he should check his skin regularly and know the signs of skin cancer:(ABCDE)
Assymmetry
Bleeding/irregular borders
Colour change
Diameter larger than 6 mm
Evolving - crusting, bleeding, pain, itching, elevation
Dr Bets
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