Expert Video - What are the risk factors for melanoma?

Dr. Jeffrey Weber, a melanoma expert, discusses the hair, skin, and eye colors of people most likely to develop melanoma. He also talks about how your lifetime sun exposure, tendency to get a sunburn instead of tan, and even your travel habits can affect your melanoma risk. Dr. Weber also talks about genetic mutations associated with risk, including the P16 mutation in families.

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This educational activity has been developed by the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

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