Native Americans at high risk for skin cancer

CHICAGO-A study published earlier this year by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology shows that Indigenous Americans have the second-highest rates of skin cancer.

The study draws on data from an Indian Health Service (IHS) population-based cancer registry from 1999-2019.

Skin cancer, or melanoma, causes more than 9,000 deaths per year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, twice as many men of all races die from melanoma than women..

Skin cancer is the most common and preventable cancer. It can be prevented...

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