Sacramento, CA, July 27, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Researchers from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine have recently published a study that links blacks and Hispanics to a higher risk for developing melanoma.
The University of Miami’s study, which appears in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology, finds that Hispanics are twice as likely as whites to have a late stage melanoma diagnosis, while blacks were three times as likely as whites to be diagnosed with advanced melanoma.
Lack of awareness in black and Hispanic communities about this deadly form of skin cancer continues to put these minorities at risk, according to the study.
University researchers believe skin cancer awareness is geared more towards white populations, misleading blacks and Hispanics to believe that they aren’t at risk.
Melanoma is responsible for 80% of skin cancer deaths each year, according to the American Cancer Society. The most effective way to prevent late diagnosis is to promote self-examinations in black and Hispanic communities, as well as education on sun safety and the liberal use of sunscreen.
Melanoma is a subject often covered in various medical and skincare related publications. Skin care and beauty online magazine Skincare-News.com has recently devoted several articles to preventing skin cancer, including: “Sunscreen and Children: What Parents Should Know,” “Sun Skincare Tips” and “Americans Take Chances in the Sun.” Skincare-News.com provides readers with the latest information regarding skin care related issues. Each article is equipped with the latest dermatological findings, frequently asked questions and suggested skincare products that relate to the topic.
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