People of all colors, including those with brown and black skin, get skin cancer. Even if you never sunburn, you can get skin cancer.
Skin cancer is less common in people of colour, but when it does occur, it’s often diagnosed at an advanced stage and has a worse prognosis. This can be deadly when the person has melanoma. Treatment for any type of skin cancer can be difficult in the late stages.
There is a lack of medical images of skin cancer on people of colour available.
Click on the image below to read the image sources guide for examples of skin cancer and other skin conditions in people of colour.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Making awareness and education available is crucial. Since 2006, the Foundation has worked to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers focusing on education, prevention and the need for improved patient care.