Extremity nevus count is an independent risk factor for basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, but not squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Wei2019ExtremityNC,
  title={Extremity nevus count is an independent risk factor for basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, but not squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Erin X. Wei and Xin Li and Hongmei Nan},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2019},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={
          970-978
        }
}
BACKGROUND The presence of nevi portends an increased risk for melanoma. OBJECTIVE We sought to examine the association between extremity nevus count and the risk of melanoma and keratinocyte cancers. METHODS We evaluated prospective cohorts of 176,317 women (the Nurses' Health Study, 1986-2012 and the Nurses' Health Study 2, 1989-2013) and 32,383 men (Health Professionals Follow-up Study, 1986-2012). Information on nevus count (none, 1-5, 6-14, ≥15) on the extremity was collected at… CONTINUE READING

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