Published in Clinical Oncology Week, March 16th, 2009
Skin Moles May Indicate Higher Eye Melanoma Risk It is well known that people with light skin and numerous moles and freckles---which develop when skin is over-exposed to UV light--are at higher risk for skin cancer (cutaneous melanoma). But the evidence was less clear on whether moles and freckles also indicate a higher risk of uveal melanoma, cancer of the eye's iris, ciliary body, or choroid. The iris is the colored area in the front of...
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