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Skin cancer is deadlier for black patients

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by Stephen Matthews

Black people are more likely to die from the most deadly type of skin cancer, scientists claim.

Although white people have a higher chance of developing skin cancer, patients with skin of colour are less likely to survive.

Patients of African-American descent were more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma once it had spread – making it harder to treat, researchers found.

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