All Skin Types Can Get Skin CancerSo many of us have the misguided assumption that only people with light skin tones can get cancer. Michele Modestin wasn't bothered by two lines running up her finger. She assumed they were from an old injury. In her late 40s, a concerned medical professional insisted on a biopsy and found a type of skin cancer more common in people of color, the same type of cancer that Bob Marley had.
She had her finger amputated to reduce the risk of the cancer spreading and now speaks out to raise awareness of the risk of skin cancer for people of the black community. She asks awareness campaigns to include people of all ethnicities to increase the knowledge base.
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I Didn't Realize Black People Could Get Skin Cancer - Until I Did