New research indicates melanoma patients tend to have few moles

It’s commonly thought that people with lots of moles may be at greater risk for developing skin cancer, including melanoma. However, according to a recent study published in JAMA Dermatology, that may not be the case after all. Researchers found that the number of moles, or nevi, a patient has is not related to the likelihood they will develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Most patients with melanoma had few moles and no abnormal moles. READ MORE¬†By Tammy Gibson¬†