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New Studies Link Moles to Breast Cancer

| June 11, 2014 Comment

Two new study link moles to breast cancer. According to researchers, ┬áthe number of moles on a woman’s left arm can indicate her risk of developing breast cancer. They found that 15 or more moles can increase the risk of breast cancer by as much as 35%, compared to women with no moles on their left arm.

These are the first studies to link moles to breast cancer, where researchers analyzed data from 2 large studies that tracked women for 24 years and 18 years. While moles don’t cause the cancer, they indicate certain genetic factors and hormonal changes that can help predict certain diseases.

Previous studies have found an association between moles and other conditions influenced by hormones such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and thyroid disease, besides skin cancer or melanoma. There seems to be a connection between breast cancer and melanoma as well. More….

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