Great question and unfortunately one that I can not find the answer to.
I can find info related to melanoma but no incidences related to the other acquired BRAF mutations found in thyroid, non-small and adenocarcinoma of lung, colorectal, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Please let us know what you find out after having the moles evaluated.
Thanks for your Reply!
Report This| Share this:b-raf v600e positive for Thyroid Cancer, am I higher risk for Melanoma?Hi CplDevil Dog - <br /><br />Great question and unfortunately one that I can not find the answer to. <br /><br />I can find info related to<a href="http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/news/20110817/zelboraf-approved-for-late-stage-melanoma"> melanoma</a> but no incidences related to the other acquired BRAF mutations found in thyroid, non-small and adenocarcinoma of lung, colorectal, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. <br /><br />Please let us know what you find out after having the moles evaluated.<br /><br />Elizabeth
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