Lentigo maligna melanoma

Can a person develop multiple lentigo maligna melanoma in different parts of the body?

Yes. Up to 8% of all individuals with some type of melanoma go on to develop a second melanoma. Lentigo maligna melanoma has been found to be a risk factor for developing a second melanoma, typically in a part of the body that has a history of significant sun exposure.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Is lentigo maligna melanoma genetic?

Lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) is not believed to be inherited (arising from a genetic predisposition). LMM is thought to be caused by a history of significant sun exposure.

Last updated on 05-01-20


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