By Celia Shatzman | 05/10/2013 - 11:59
Think skin cancer is not your problem? Think again.
Despite what you may have heard, it’s not just white people who are at risk for skin cancer. “The most common question I get from patients is, ‘Why did I get skin cancer if I’m brown?” says Puerto Rican dermatologist Maritza Perez, an associate clinical professor at Columbia University in New York. “They’re totally in shock.” That supposed immunity is just one of many popular misconceptions, says Dr. Perez, who helps us separate fact from fiction by debunking five common myths:
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/10/2012 - 19:00
Everyone likes to be tan. And while most of us are soaking up the rays to get that Jennifer Lopez glow, the last thing on our mind is skin cancer, even though doctors say the disease is rising at an alarming rate, and amongst people in their twenties.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/21/2011 - 16:00
Happy first day of summer!!!!
By Mariela Rosario | 06/26/2008 - 15:39
A recent study done by the US Center for Disease Control found that people of color were more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer at later and more fatal stages of the disease and had lower survival rates than their lighter skinned sisters. With more than one million new skin cancer cases being diagnosed every year, this is clearly info that Latinas can not ignore!