Blue Lizard Blog — African American

Skin Cancer in African Americans: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Feb 03 2016 African American darker skin melanoma skin cancer

While skin cancer may not be as common in African Americans as it is in other ethnicities, when melanoma is diagnosed it is usually at a later stage when survival rates are not as high. This is why the risk for melanoma is not something that should be ignored in African Americans. Unfortunately, many patients and even some physicians are under the impression that non-Caucasian people are immune to skin cancer. That is one reason people of color are diagnosed with skin cancer at later stages. These delays mean that skin cancers are often advanced and potentially fatal, whereas most...

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