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Most Melanomas Don't Start As Existing Moles

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Posted on Sep 05, 2017, 9 a.m.

The majority of melanomas arise from new lesions rather than existing moles, according to a review published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

“There is a real misconception that many healthcare professionals have when looking at patients that are the unlucky candidates that may have Melanoma, “ pointed out Dr. Ronald Klatz, President of the A4M. “Just having moles is not a good indicator or barometer to use for suspecting Melanomas. Prevention is still the best defense. It’s never been more important to wear good sun block.”

(HealthDay News) -- The majority of melanomas arise from new lesions rather than existing moles, according to a review published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Researchers conducted a review of 38 previously published medical studies involving 20,126 melanomas.

The findings showed that only 29.1 percent of the skin cancers started in moles patients already had, while 70.9 percent arose as new lesions on the skin.

"In conclusion, in this systematic review and meta-analysis we found that less than one-third of melanomas were nevus-associated and that nevus-associated melanomas were less thick than de novo melanomas," the authors write. "Among nevus-associated melanomas, we found no significant differences in the distribution of dysplastic and nondysplastic remnants."

“In English,” added Dr. Klatz,” you don’t need to have visible moles on your skin to have Cancer, but everyone should take preventative steps seriously from spreading on ample skin block to even eating more tomatoes. It sounds crazy but go to WorldHealth.net and read about eating tomatoes here https://www.worldhealth.net/news/tomatoes-cut-skin-cancer-half/.”

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Dr. Ronald Klatz, DO, MD President of the A4M has 28,000 Physician Members, has trained over 150,000 Physicians, health professionals and scientists in the new specialty of Anti-aging medicine. Estimates of their patients numbering in the 100’s of millions World Wide that are living better stronger, healthier and longer lives. www.WorldHealth.net

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