Risk Factors of Moles
• Having more than 100 moles increases the likelihood of developing melanoma
• Heredity: If you have a sibling or parent with moles, you are likely to develop them too
• Weakened immune system as a result of certain medications or organ transplants may lead to Melanocytic Nevi.
• Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays, particularly during adolescent years, leads to the development of Melanocytic Nevi.
• Xeroderma Pigmentosum, which is a rare hereditary illness caused by some defect in the enzyme that usually repairs UV ray damaged DNA, may lead to melanoma.
• Severe blistering sunbeams
• Fair skin and freckles.