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Wellness Wednesday: Race And Ethnicity In Skin Cancer

Chiara Mattirolo, USAG Livorno Public Affairs.
Students from the Livorno Unit School, south of Pisa Italy, spent a fun day at the pool on June14 celebrating the end of the school year. Learn more on www.usag.livorno.army.mil

In the U.S., melanoma is 20 to 30 times more common among white people compared to black people. 

But the potentially deadly skin cancer presents itself differently in darker-skinned people, and sunscreen doesn’t help - contrary to the one-size-fits-all message that promotes sunscreen as the most effective preventative measure against UV rays. 

Today on All Sides Wellness Wednesday: racial disparities in skin cancer, and more. 

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