Health and Wellness : One Woman’s Story Highlights the Hidden Skin Cancer Risks for People of Color

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    One Woman’s Story Highlights the Hidden Skin Cancer Risks for People of Color


    ... “While we know UV light plays a role in melanomas found on Caucasian skin, the primary risk factors for melanoma in people with skin of color has yet to be determined,” New York dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD, tells Yahoo Health. “That’s why patients with darker skin may get melanomas in areas that we don’t commonly associate with sun exposure.” ...



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    Jacqueline Smith has survived two melanoma diagnoses.(Photo: Courtesy of Jacqueline Smith)


    https://www.yahoo.com/health/one-womans-story-highlights-the-hidden-skin-123973379112.html

    One Woman’s Story Highlights the Hidden Skin Cancer Risks for People of Color

    While Caucasians are more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer, only 16 percent of cases involve advanced-stage cancer. In comparison, 52 percent of African-Americans and 26 percent of Hispanic patients are diagnosed with late-stage cases....
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