Moles may predict breast cancer risk

June 11, 2014 3:23 PM

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Moles may predict breast cancer risk

Skin moles may indicate a woman's risk for breast cancer, according to two studies coming out this week in the journal PLOS Medicine. More moles could mean a slightly higher risk, particularly in middle-aged women, researchers say.

Scientists stress that this does not mean people with moles should panic. The studies do not say if you have moles you will get breast cancer; researchers are still trying to figure out the link between the two.

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