Familial Atypical Mole and Melanoma (FAM-M) Syndrome
Familial atypical mole and melanoma (FAM-M) syndrome is an inherited tendency to develop melanoma.
FAM-M syndrome is present when:
- Melanoma has been diagnosed in a family member, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
- Several family members have large numbers of moles (often more than 50), some of which may be abnormal, or atypical, moles.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology|
|Last Revised||October 12, 2012|