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I Have Dark Skin; Do I Still Need to Wear Sunscreen?

Jun 29 2015 Dark skin Melanoma Skin cancer sun safety Sunscreen

  There's a long-standing myth that dark skin is immune to skin cancer. It’s true that those with fairer skin are 10 times more likely to develop melanoma — the most deadly type of skin cancer according to the Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — but that doesn’t mean that those with darker skin are not at risk too.  The truth is skin protection isan issue for this group, especially since darker-skinned people who develop melanoma are more likely to die from the condition, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Lack of protection, combined with late detection, often...

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