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Does soft tissue melanoma run in families?

The causes of soft tissue melanoma are mostly unknown, but there's no evidence that it runs in families. More research is needed to determine whether the genetic mutations related to soft tissue melanoma are inherited. This is unlike other types of melanoma, which may be passed down from parents to children.

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