More than 11 moles on an arm may be 'sign of skin cancer risk'"More than 11 moles on right arm 'could indicate greater skin cancer risk','' The Guardian reports.
A new study found that people with 11 or more moles on their arm were likely to have over 100 moles on their body – a known risk factor for the melanoma type of skin cancer.
Counting the entire number of moles can be time-consuming for clinicians and difficult for an individual to do by themselves. Researchers wanted to see if there was a handy proxy that would predict with a reasonable degree of accuracy a person’s total mole count. NHS Choices