Skin cancer is deadlier for black patientsAugust 10, 2016 |
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.