ICYMI: February 9, 2018

Published on February 9, 2018

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: February 9, 2018


Feature Story

Why Are Black People Less Likely to Get Melanoma But More Likely to Die From It?
FRIDAY, February 2, 2018 (SELF) — Yes, black people can get skin cancer. What’s more, when they do, they’re much more likely to die from it.

“Skin cancer in [people] of color absolutely happens. It tends to be a perfect storm, which is why people who have darker skin and who develop skin cancer tend to have a much poorer prognosis,” dermatologist Brooke Jackson, M.D., who specializes in skin of color and owns a private practice in Durham, North Carolina, tells SELF.

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