Beauty Mark Or Skin Cancer?

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Skin cancer has been a hot topic lately. Are Blacks at risk? How do you get it? What does skin cancer look like? Contrary to popular belief — that the high levels of melanin (a protective pigment) in our skin prevents us from getting cancer — that’s just not true. While skin cancers are mainly associated with ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds, and many people of color are less susceptible thanks to their UV blocking melanin, everyone (even African Americans) are at risk.

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