Dark skin people need skin cancer checks too!

African Americans, Blog Category, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage, Sunglasses, sunscreen

 Dark skin people can have skin cancer too. According to SkinCancer.org, here are some statistics that you should keep in mind, no matter what your skin color. -Melanomas in African Americans, Asians, Filipinos, Indonesians and Hawaiians most often occur on non-exposed skin with less pigment. These melanomas are often discovered on the palms, soles, mucous […]

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Melanoma – A Mole Gone Bad

Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage

The quickest way to explain melanoma is to simply say that it is a mole that has gone bad. It is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. According to SkinCancer.org, everyone is at some risk for melanoma. Those with a family or personal history, lighter skin color, a weakened immune system, and excessive moles […]

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