Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Dark Skin and Cancer Risk

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Cancer Risk and Dark Skin11. Dark skin and Cancer Risk

True or false: Dark skinned people are not at risk for skin cancer

False. Brown-skinned people, including black, Asian, Latino and Native Americans, often have a false sense of security when it comes to skin cancer risk. Although it is true that darker-skinned individuals have a lower risk of skin cancer, they are not immune.

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