Jul 28, 2017 American Academy of Dermatology

Skin Cancer in People of Color

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People of all colors, including those with brown and black skin, get skin cancer. Even if you never sunburn, you can get skin cancer. 

When skin cancer develops in people of color, it’s often in a late stage when diagnosed. This can be deadly when the person has melanoma, a type of skin cancer that can spread quickly. Treatment for any type of skin cancer can be difficult in the late stages. 

The good news is you can find skin cancer early. Found early, most skin cancers, including melanoma, can be cured.

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