Are people with dark skin tones less likely to get skin cancer?

Yes. People with darker skin produce more melanin. That does help protect the skin. However, people of color can get a sunburn and skin cancer from UV damage. Anyone can get skin cancer.

The incidence of melanoma (one type of skin cancer) is higher in people who are Caucasian, but melanoma tends to be more deadly in people of color. That is why sun protection is so important for everyone.

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