What are the risk factors for lentigo maligna melanoma?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Risk factors for lentigo maligna melanoma include the following:

  • Ultraviolet radiation exposure: For people who live in Australia, the risk increases as the number of years spent in Australia increases, as well as with increased hours of exposure to sunlight, with the amount of actinic damage, and with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer.
  • Increased number of melanocytic nevi, including large or giant congenital nevi
  • Fair skin
  • History of severe sunburn
  • Occupational risk<

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