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Dark Skin Tones and Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know Now

Dark Skin Tones and Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know Now

People who have dark skin tones often believe they’re not at risk for skin cancer, but that is a dangerous misconception, says dermatologist Maritza I. Perez, MD, a senior vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of race,” she says. While incidence of melanoma is higher in the Caucasian…

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