Latinos at-risk of Skin Cancer

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feedAccording to the Skin Cancer Foundation Latinos are more prone to be diagnosed with skin cancer at a much later stage than others in the United States.

The deadliest form of skin cancer is melanoma affecting primarily women ages 25-29.

According to the doctors most people have the misperception that skin cancer only affects adults, but recent studies show the incidence among children has been growing over the last couple of years.

“This misperception that if you’re a kid, there’s no way you can have skin cancer, whether it be non-melanoma or melanoma skin cancer, is very misleading,” Dr. Adam Friedman told Fox Health.

While skin cancer mostly affects fair-skinned individuals everyone is at-risk.

“Anyone can get skin cancer. Skin cancer does not care what color your skin is, what political affiliation you have, what religion you are,” Friedman said.

The best way to protect your family and yourself from skin cancer during the summer months is to use plenty of sunscreen and to visit your doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your skin.

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37

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of Head Start and Early Head Start participants are Latino.

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