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.
- Adewole Adamson, board-certified dermatologist, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas at Austin
- Dr. Markus Schmidt, President and Director of Research, Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute
- Dr. K. Luan Phan, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center