Is Melanoma Hormonally Driven?
I developed melanoma during a pregnancy. I was 34 at the time. I have had a few friends develop it during pregnancies as well. I've read that studies say it is NOT a hormonally driven cancer. BUT, could it be pregnancy driven? When I asked my OB about that suspicious mole on my arm that was new/changing - he said it was normal to develop new moles during pg due to hormones. So if hormones during pg cause increase in moles, couldn't that increase risk of mel in those predisposed?