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My mum had melanoma at 85 their has been no cancer in any

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My mum had melanoma at 85 their has been no cancer in any of our families
Will I get it
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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melanoma is not a hereditary type of cancer.

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but if you are fair skinned and light haired and light colored eyes, your skin can be very sensitive to sun and sun burns.

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so you have to protect your skin with sunscreen and wear a hat and not get too much sun which can damage your skin and cause skin cancer.

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Customer: No just thought my mums age of 85 was a factor which meant
Dr. David :

no, her having melanoma does not mean you will get melanoma.

Customer: no just thought mums age of 85 made it slightly less likely it was a genetic thing
Customer: We have always been very healthy I run many miles to try and keep fit thanks for your help Bill
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being healthy does not affect if you get skin melanoma skin cancer.

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you have to stay out of the sun and protect your skin from sun damage to lower your risks for melanoma skin cancer.

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do you have any other questions?

Customer: No thks
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