Skin protection is important for reducing the risk for cancers, as well as for anti-aging and cosmetic reasons, in people of all complexions. However, many people of color often underestimate the dangers of the sun.

Healio spoke with Cheryl M. Burgess, MD, FAAD, medical director at Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, DC, and on the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin of Color Society, regarding how to address sun protection and cancer prevention in patients of color.

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