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

Skin Cancer African Americans

It’s true that skin cancer in African Americans isn’t nearly as common as it is in other ethnicities. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it comprises just one to two percent of all cancers among blacks. But with less than half of melanomas in African Americans diagnosed at an early stage (compared to 74 percent in Hispanics and 84 percent in Caucasians) and survival rates hovering around 77 percent (versus 91 percent for Caucasians), doctors caution that it’s not a disease that should be ignored.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/skin-cancer-in-african-americans-why-you-shouldnt-ignore-it_n_1504544.html

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