11. 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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