Melanoma is a Growing Concern Among the Hispanic Community

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer and while we don’t hear much about it affecting the Hispanic community, it’s a growing concern. During the last two decades, the incidence of melanoma among Hispanics has risen almost 20%. A recent survey found that 1 in 3 Hispanics reported getting sunburned over the course of one year and over 43% of them reported that they either rarely or never use sunscreen.

Dr. Thompson_hi resDr. Patricia Thompson is the Medical Director of Thoracic Oncology & Medical Oncologist at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Southeastern Regional Medical Center and she is concerned about the growing numbers among the Hispanic community.