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Count your moles on your right arm to check your melanoma risk

Dr Howard Lam is interviewed by Adam Shand from 6PR Radio Station in the above video.

Research from Kings College London shows that the number of moles on the arm correlates with the total number of moles on the body. We know for a long time that having 50 – 100 moles in total raise our risks of melanoma significantly. The research shows that having 7 or more moles on the right arm correlates with 50 or more moles on the whole body. Having 11 moles on the arm raises the risk even higher.

How many moles do you have on your arm?

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