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What increases your risk of getting melanoma?

More people are developing melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer, than ever before. Do you know what increases your risk of getting this sometimes deadly skin cancer? You can find out by taking this quiz.

You can help your family and friends reduce their risk of developing melanoma by sharing this quiz with them.

Many moles: Image used with permission of Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:707-13.

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