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21 July 2010

Darker skin can get melanoma

Melanoma is on the rise among certain groups of dark-skinned Floridians

Melanoma is on the rise among certain groups of dark-skinned Floridians, new research shows.

In the current study, for example, in 2004 there were about 26 cases of melanoma diagnosed for every 100,000 persons per year among US whites, compared to 4 cases for Hispanics and less than 1 case for non-Hispanic blacks.

 
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