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What increases my risk for mucosal melanoma?

Though little is known about its causes, there are some factors that may put you at risk for mucosal melanoma. In general, if a family member has had melanoma, you are at a higher risk for the disease. Also, you are at a greater risk for melanoma if you have light hair and skin, though this may not be as significant a risk factor for mucosal melanoma as it is for other melanoma.

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