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I have dark skin, should I be worried about skin cancer?

By July 1, 2014 - 2:57pm
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I have dark skin and love the sun. Do UVA and UVB rays have same impact on darker complexion?

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Absolutely! In fact having dark skin tends to give people a sense of unspoken protection. Increased Melanin might lesson your chances but you still need to take precautions. From what I understand, studies have shown that darker skinned individuals have a higher percentage death rate because by the time they go get things checked out, Cancer has spread to other organs and such. So please take extra precaution.

July 1, 2014 - 9:39pm
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