Lifelines 5 – Skin Cancer and African American Women
Narrator: This is Lifelines, from NIH Radio.
Ekwede: Hello, I’m Irene Ekwede, clinical research nurse from the National Cancer Institute. Did you know that people with darker skin are at risk for getting skin cancer, too? Although dark skin does not burn in the sun as easily as fair skin, everyone is at risk for skin cancer. Even people who don’t burn are at risk for skin cancer. It doesn’t matter whether you consider your skin light, dark, or somewhere in between. You are at risk for skin cancer. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of skin cancer, because if found early, it can be treated more easily. If you notice a change on your skin, see your doctor. Don’t wait! The National Cancer Institute has created a brochure called “Anyone Can Get Skin Cancer” that contains all the facts you need to know to protect yourself from skin cancer. You can order it at 1-800-4- CANCER or order a copy at www.cancer.gov/publications.
Narrator: Lifelines, from NIH Radio, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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