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[LISTEN] Debunking misconceptions around skin cancer

11 December 2019 3:52 PM
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Skin cancer
darker skin

Azania speaks to specialist dermatologist Dr Dagmar Whitaker.

There are common misconceptions around skin cancer, one of these being that if you have darker skin, you won't be affected.

Azania speaks to specialist dermatologist Dr Dagmar Whitaker about this and other myths, the effects of sun exposure and the impact of climate change.

We are talking about a real increase in the UV (ultraviolet) concentration over the past few decades and our skin has just had no time to adapt to the changing UV concentration.

Dr Dagmar Whitaker, Specialist dermatologist

There has been such an increase and lacking awareness and the misconception is I am safe if I have a dark pigmentation, which is not true.

Dr. Dagmar Whitaker, Specialist dermatologist

Click on the link below to hear more...


11 December 2019 3:52 PM
Tags:
Skin cancer
darker skin

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