Skin Cancer does not discriminate: The truth about melanoma
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, people with skin of color are less likely to survive melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, even though white people are diagnosed at a higher rate. In fact, black people had the worst overall survival among all races in a stage-by-stage setting, which may be closely related to when the disease is diagnosed. “If you take everybody who has melanoma, people with skin of color present at a later stage of diagnosis, so when they get to the doctor their melanoma is already advanced,” says Jeremy Bordeaux, who is the director of the Melanoma Program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and one of the authors on the study.

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