Contrary to common perception, people with dark skin are more likely to die from skin cancer than those with fairer skin, warn US researchers.
Although the disease is less common, when it does occur it is typically more aggressive and diagnosed later, which leads to more deaths, they explain.
The Cincinnati University work is a warning to anyone who wrongly assumes skin tone makes some immune to cancers.
Experts advise people of all races to protect their skin from sun damage.
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