Understanding Skin Cancer, Part 3: Risks Associated with Family History
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Understanding Skin Cancer, Part 3: Risks Associated with Family History


(music) (music) I think in melanoma especially, if someone has a history of melanoma, they’re first degree relatives – they’re risk essentially doubles. So, here in America our risk of developing melanoma is approximately 2%, so having a parent or sibling with melanoma essentially doubles your risk to 4%, which is not insignificant. With regards to basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of skin cancer, the odds are essentially 20%. One in five Americans will develop a basal cell carcinoma in their lifetime, so these are very common cancers. (music) (music) (music)

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