Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

March 20, 2015 1:00 PM

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FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests.

Researchers contend that shifting preferences for tanning among Asians and Hispanics in the United States -- along with the belief that their darker skin protects them from the sun's harmful rays -- may be contributing to rising skin cancer rates in both groups.

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