Racial skin cancer myth prevalent

Racial skin cancer myth prevalent

There are 8 comments on the The Clarion-Ledger story from Sep 27, 2008, titled Racial skin cancer myth prevalent. In it, The Clarion-Ledger reports that:

Imagine having built-in SPF protection for your skin. Minorities - African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and others - don't have to imagine, the melanin, or pigment, in their skin that gives it a darker tone ...

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andrea

Tuscaloosa, AL

#1 Oct 31, 2008
Minorities still get skin cancer too. It is the misconception that because we are darker...that we are somehow immune to UV rays effects. Actually minorities are more likely to die from skin cancer because of that misconception and sometimes from the lack of access to health care. Check your facts.

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

Fort Washington, MD

#2 Oct 31, 2008
I slightly disagree with the article. Asians, Hispanics are still more susceptible to contracting skin cancer due to them having light skin. They may have melanin in their eyes and hair, but that's not gonna protect them from the suns UV rays. That and light skinned blacks are still more prone to skin cancer than medium skin and dark skinned blacks.
nelly

Kirkland, Canada

#3 Jan 27, 2009
i have dark skin so i thought i couldnt get skin cancer well so much for that igot basal cell cancer at the age of 30.be carefull protect youre self no matter what skin color you have!!!
9th Element

Netherlands

#4 Jan 27, 2009
nelly wrote:
i have dark skin so i thought i couldnt get skin cancer well so much for that igot basal cell cancer at the age of 30.be carefull protect youre self no matter what skin color you have!!!
So this means that people like in Africa have high skin cancer risk. And always had?

Btw what is melanin? And what causes skin cancer?
Plum

Tel Aviv, Israel

#5 Feb 11, 2009
9th Element wrote:
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And what causes skin cancer?
Skin cancer is a real danger for all skin tones. You can find out about types of skin cancer and treatments here: http://the-cancer-disease.com/skin-cancer-tre...
Maxim
#7 Sep 23, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

Since: Sep 13

Stockton, CA

#8 Sep 24, 2013
I am light skinned, and I will burn and get darker in the sun. I just better put on sunblock daily for sun protection. The darker your skin is, the less you will burn in the sun. All people including dark skinned people should wear sunblock, but Europeans really need to put on sunblock.
hahahaha

Girraween, Australia

#9 Sep 24, 2013
whites are more likely to die from skin cancer hahahahahahahaha stupid albinos

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