Cancer prevention - Beware the Sun

Sun protection and limiting exposure is very important for preventing skin cancer. While there is truth in the common notion that dark skinned individuals are more resistant to skin cancer (1 in 10 cases are black people), there is danger in ignoring the issue altogether.
With a 34% death rate, black people are 3 times more likely than white people to die from melanoma within 5 years of diagnosis. These severe cases are due largely to a lack in early detection.
Experts believe this is due to an absence in education of the danger and signs in both schools and among healthcare professionals. Most doctors are taught the signs on white skin, which is quite different in appearance and location.

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