Wellness Wednesday: Race And Ethnicity In Skin Cancer
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