Florida's Minorities See Unusual Melanoma Patterns
Melanoma trends among minority groups in Florida, the Sunshine State, are different than national trends, a new study finds.
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#1 Jul 22, 2010
Hay main, dem whit folks is lying main, we gots MELANIN fo dat son!
Dem whit folks ain't got nun of dis melanin!
Melanin, melanin, melanin, melanin, meanin!
We beez pertecked frum de son!
"The findings are published in the July issue of the Archives of Dermatology.
"Although causation of melanoma among non-whites cannot be inferred from descriptive data, we believe that the observed trends in Florida are, in part, attributable to UV radiation exposure. The high UV index of Florida may potentially explain the higher incidence pattern in non-white Floridians compared with their non-white counterparts in the SEER catchment areas," wrote Panta Rouhani, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues in a news release from the journal's publisher.
"In conclusion, by comparing national melanoma trends with those obtained from individual states, disparities in melanoma prevention and detection may be uncovered," Rouhani and colleagues concluded. "We are hopeful that the analysis of ethnic disparities in melanoma will prompt public health initiatives. The development of educational campaigns on sun safety and skin cancer awareness should be tailored to the unique needs of Florida."
#3 Jul 22, 2010
We jus luvs dat melanin!
Hits mak us "perior" to de white main!
O lawdy, whut we's gwinna dew?
We beez gittin cancer!
I wants tew be white now!
#4 Jul 22, 2010
I am sure they will blame George Bush for this too.
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