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Is melanoma more common in those with white or black skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Melanoma is less prevalent in black skin. However, melanoma in black skin has been more likely to occur in atypical locations, such as the palms and soles of feet.

 

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