Friday, February 25, 2011

People Who Can Also Potentially Black Skin Cancer Infected

Originally published in Skin Cancer Pictures

If you have been thinking that the person who contracted skin cancer are people who have white skin. Apparently completely untrue !!!!! It turns out the dangerous skin cancer is also often attacked dark-skinned people. Although it rarely happens, but all people should be careful. This is based on the research of Dr.
Robert S. Kirsner of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine says just because someone has darker skin pigment is not made immune to skin cancer. "Are you Hispanic or black," he said as reported by

Reuters Health. However, melanoma is still much less common among blacks and Hispanics than whites. That explains why efforts to prevent melanoma, especially targeted to their light skin.

Melanoma skin cancer is derived from pigment-producing cells (melanocytes). Some risk factors are family history of melanoma trigger suffering from melanoma, red or blond hair, the presence of multiple atypical moles (birthmarks), and there are pre-cancerous actinic keratoses or skin neoplasms, usually colored red, which arise on skin exposed to sunlight.

However, melanoma is still much less common among blacks and Hispanics than whites. That explains why efforts to prevent melanoma, especially targeted to those who have light skin.

In 2004, Dr. Robert S. Kirsner and his colleagues conducted research that found there were about 26 cases of melanoma per 100,000 people per year among white men in the USA. That figure is far striking when compared with 4 cases of Hispanic and less than 1 case for black non - Hispanic.

Referring to the results of research published in the Archives of Dermatology that in the case of melanoma that struck the dark-skinned patients, the patients tend to die if it had been attacked. It is ironic indeed.

Dr. Robert S. Kirsner and his team compared the data from the Florida Cancer Data System and the center of a national cancer data from 1992 through 2004, to determine whether the trend of cases of melanoma in Florida may be different in the U.S. as a whole. The data obtained is Florida has a diverse population (approximately one-fifth of Floridians are Hispanic and about 16 percent were black) with the level of exposure to ultraviolet radiation is very high compared to other U.S. territory.

From this point of the research that the Hispanic man who lived in Florida 20 percent higher risk of developing melanoma than Hispanics in the U.S. as a whole. Of all cases of melanoma, patients from Florida Hispanics have increased about 3 percent per year. That figure is equivalent to the case of melanoma that afflicts whites nationally. Other hand, Hispanic women in Florida is actually lower 30% lower for Hispanics develop melanoma than women who entered in the national database. However, melanoma among women of non-Hispanic blacks in Florida 60 percent higher than the U.S. overall. While the black man in Florida has the risk of melanoma is equivalent to a black man across the U.S.. In fact, white people of Florida actually has a lower rate than white skin melanoma affecting national scale.

From these findings may suggest "an emerging public health concern in the racial / ethnic sub who was in Florida, geographical locations with heavy exposure to ultraviolet radiation," wrote Dr. Robert S. Kirsner and his colleagues.

The researchers suggest there should be a better awareness among non-white patients, as well as their physicians, that dark skin does not give immunity to melanoma. Because Florida has a very diverse Hispanic population, with people who dominate the Cuban descent.

According to Dr. Robert S. Kirsner, people of all colors should be aware of skin growth that meets one of these criteria, asymmetrical, irregular, injured or has a boundary curve and change color with the size of a pencil eraser or larger, or the growth of the developing and changing. "If you have one that does not mean you have melanoma. But at least the examination should be done so you can be sure that nothing happens." said Dr. Robert S. Kirsner