DID YOU KNOW?

  • If melanoma is detected early, it can usually be successfully treated1
  • One in 55 people will be diagnosed with melanoma during their lifetime1
  • More than 68,000 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed in 2010 – nearly 8,700 resulted in death2
  • 5-10% of melanoma is inherited3,4
  • MELARIS® is a test for hereditary melanoma

Hereditary melanoma is a condition that causes an increased risk for melanoma, and in some families, an increased risk for pancreatic cancer.  The most common known cause of hereditary melanoma is a mutation in the p16 gene.

RED FLAGS: IDENTIFYING THOSE WHO MAY BE AT RISK

Please use the following questions to help identify those who may be at risk for hereditary melanoma*:

  • Have you or a family member had two or more melanomas at any age?
  • Have you or anyone in your family been diagnosed with melanoma and pancreatic cancer at any age?
  • Has anyone in your family ever tested positive for a known p16 germline mutation?

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THE ABCDEs OF MELANOMA

Potential signs of melanoma – look for moles with one or more of the following characteristics:

*Assessment criteria based on scientific literature and expert opinion.  For a list of references go to www.myriadpro.com/references
1.
www.skincancer.org

2. www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma
3. Hayward NK, Oncogene. 2003;22(20):3053-62.
4. Hansen CB, et al. Lancet Oncol. 2004;5(5):314-9.

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