Minorities lag in melanoma awareness:

I was reading Dermatology Times and came across an article about melanoma and minorities.

It seems Whites and light Hispanics are being diagnosed with melanoma more frequently in recent years, while Hispanics and Blacks continue to have advanced skin cancer at diagnosis, ScienceDaily reports.

Researchers analyzed data from the Florida Cancer Data System, a statewide, population-based cancer-incidence registry. Of 41,072 cases of melanoma diagnosed from 1990 to 2004, 39,670 were diagnosed in white non-Hispanics, 1,148 in white Hispanics and 254 in Blacks.

The study’s results, appearing in the December issue of Archives of Dermatology, note that nationwide, the incidence of melanoma increased 2.4 percent per year in the last decade.

“Research and public education efforts have focused on melanoma prevention in white populations because of their higher risk of developing melanoma. Improved secondary prevention measures with earlier detection of (early-stage) melanoma likely account for the improved survival among whites from 68 percent in the early 1970s to 92 percent in recent years.

“Such advances, however, have not occurred in other racial and ethnic groups in the United States.”

The study shows that both Hispanics and Blacks had more advanced melanoma at diagnosis.

Eighteen percent of Hispanic patients and 26 percent of Black patients had disease that had spread either regionally or to distant parts of their bodies. In short, they are waiting too long before getting checked.

We have to be more aware of the dangers of sun exposure. Just because we have more melanin in our skin does not mean we are protected from skin cancer.

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