Interesting – Sunscreen Doesn’t Change Black People’s Risk Of Melanoma

In one sense this is obvious, melanin itself in the skin reduces the chance of melanoma. But there’s more of interest here, for example, while black peoples’ risks of melanoma are much smaller than those of us more pinkish, they are not zero. However, the melanomas that do sometimes get black people are near nothing to do with sun exposure – palms of hands and soles of feet are not likely places for sun damage. One of those rare pieces at The Conversation that is just interesting in its own right:

Sunscreen wouldn’t have saved Bob Marley from melanoma, and it won’t help other dark-skinned people

Melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer linked to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.…

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