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How to spot skin cancer on every skin tone

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New cases of invasive melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have gone up 31% since 2012, but there are ways you can protect yourself. This is important for everyone—but what to look for, and where on your body there may be signs of cancer, often depends on the color of your skin.

“Melanoma tends to be diagnosed at a later stage in people of color, which often means a worse prognosis,” says Elizabeth Hale, M.D., senior vice president of the Skin Cancer Foundation and a clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center.

“For people of color, melanoma often appears on areas of the body that don’t get much sun exposure, so any skin changes may go unnoticed for some time.” This contributes to an alarming disparity in melanoma five-year survival rates: 93% for non-Hispanic white individuals compared with just 71% for African Americans. Research shows that race and ethnicity play a role in where people may be more likely to develop melanoma too, so knowing your risk areas can be key to early detection. While everyone should apply sunscreen, here’s the latest race and skin tone-based information from the Skin Cancer Foundation.

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Skin cancer signs that everyone should look for

An annual skin cancer screening is the standard, “but if any of your first-degree relatives have had melanoma, you should be checked twice a year, as we know there’s a genetic component to the disease,” explains Dr. Hale. She adds that anyone who used indoor tanning beds before age 35 has a 75% higher risk of developing melanoma—no matter how many years have passed since they last were in one. “It’s not like smoking, where for every year since you quit your risk of lung cancer decreases,” she says. “The cell mutations caused by tanning beds don’t improve over time.”

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To identify worrisome moles, you’ll want to refer to the ABCDE system, which stands for “asymmetry,” “border,” “color,” “diameter,” and “evolving,” according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). A change in these characteristics can help differentiate benign moles from cancerous ones. If you notice spots on your skin that are different from others or spots that are changing, itching, or bleeding, the AAD recommends making an appointment with a dermatologist.

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Skin cancer signs: African-Americans

Acral lentiginous melanoma, a less common type of melanoma that typically occurs on the palms, soles, and nail beds, occurs disproportionately more in people with dark skin,” says Dr. Hale. “One theory is that because people with melanin-rich skin lack melanin on their palms and soles and melanin offers some protection against UV-induced damage, those areas are more vulnerable.” This type of melanoma may look like a bruise or a pigmentation splotch, so people may not recognize it as a red flag.

Skin cancer signs: Hispanics

Melanoma incidence has risen 20% among Hispanics over the past two decades. In females, it shows up most often on the legs and hips, while in men it’s most common on the trunk. Hispanic men have a significantly higher rate of later-stage, more advanced melanoma tumors than Hispanic women do. The signs can be subtle, but it’s most often identified by a funky-looking mole that changes over time. Warning signs include changes in mole size, shape, or color.

Skin cancer signs: AAPI individuals

Over 60% of melanoma cases in Asian American and Pacific Islander people occur on areas of skin with limited sun exposure, palms, soles, and nail beds. Research shows that this group has poorer outcomes compared to non-Hispanic white individuals, primarily because melanoma tends to be detected in them at a later, more aggressive stage. Advocate for yourself if you have any concerns about these or other areas of your skin.

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Skin cancer signs: Caucasians

Melanoma is more prevalent among non-Hispanic white people, with the most common form showing up predominantly on men’s torsos, women’s legs, and the upper back for both genders. Other risk areas for less common types of melanoma are the arms, scalp, face, and ears.

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Kourtney Kardashian-Barker is next to naked on a new magazine cover

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Kourtney Kardashian-Barker is many things: an influencer, a reality tv star and a wellness entrepreneur among them. One undeniable part of her legacy? Her status as a style icon. I mean, who could forget her micro mini lace wedding dress and show-stopping veil for her Italian marriage to Travis Barker?

And since revealing her pregnancy earlier this year, she’s doubled down on her fashionista status – debuting a maternity wear wardrobe that is truly one for the (fashion) history books. Some of our fave looks include a sheer crop top and motorcycle-style separates, a grungy fishnets and denim ‘fit and Barbiecore cutout pink dress.

Now, she’s covered Vanity Fair Italia in a bump-baring, extra daring look. Specifically, Kourtney is depicted almost naked in this photo shoot – bar a black latex bra and a pair of matching gloves, styled by Chloe & Chenelle Delgadillo and sourced from latex and lingerie label Busted Brand.

She also rocked jewellery – including wavy, gold earrings and chunky rings – from the brands Simuero and Veneda Carter, and in some images is wearing a sheer veil.

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In the interview accompanying this gorgeous shoot, Kourtney opened up about her health and spoke about keeping positive throughout the pregnancy, in light of recent health scares.

“I think all this caution made me a little afraid because, in the past, I never had to be so careful. It took me a while to let go of the fear,” she said, also adding that she has “stopped worrying” since being rushed to hospital with complications.

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“Now I talk to the baby every day, have a positive mindset, keep my head straight, and say a lot of prayers. I feel really lucky and grateful. I have a lot of gratitude,” she concluded.

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Hairdresser turns up to work in lingerie as people warn ‘don’t let your husbands here’

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A hairdresser has gone viral after footage emerged of her going about her day job in raunchy underwear as a ploy to turn heads and get people through the doors of her salon

While there are many marketing ploys available to get customers into your business, a Thai hairdresser took it to another level when she started wearing lingerie to work.

Last week, the beauty salon owner’s “special tactics” were revealed in a video that made its way to social media.

And while her methods would definitely not be encouraged at beauty school, there’s no denying that her content has generated a lot of attention.

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The advert, which has gone viral, shows the hairstylist, working with a customer, wearing nothing but bright red lingerie. The caption read: “Come on, let’s do my hair. I’m ready. ”

Some rather randy gentleman, clearly taking to the video, joked that they needed to get their hair done, while a concerned woman suggested: “Wives, do not let your husbands go here! ”

Ultimately, the woman, who works at the Madame Hair Colour in Phetchabun, Thailand, and has rendered wives around the globe terrified, made her choice in order to gain customers during the rainy season, which is a particularly difficult time of year.
Not many hairdressers wear lingerie while they work

The filming itself occurred on a day that not a single customer had walked through the door. Together, the crew started to brainstorm, and lingerie is what they landed on.

However, one could argue that she’s luring men in under false pretences as she doesn’t actually dress like that when she’s on the clock, as the lingerie was worn simply for marketing purposes.

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Therefore, customers wanting to see her wearing that particular attire may be rendered disappointed when they see her in standard clothing.

And while, on occasion, she receives the odd, strange look, it doesn’t bother her as she tries to concentrate on the customers’ hair and not put too much thought into anything else.

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Georgia Steel Looks Incredible As She Strips Off To See Through Lingerie

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LOVE Island star Georgia Steel posed on a balcony in see-through lingerie and said she was having a “bra party”.

The reality star put on an eye-popping display in a burgundy set, before swapping to a pink cross-over bra and then a forest green thong and see-through bra.

The influencer paraded around the balcony before turning around and flashing her bum at the camera.

Georgia wrote alongside the photos: “It’s Bra Party Time! Celebrating unique personalities in every shape and fit, we want you to feel powerful by being yourself.

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“Whatever you feel like and for every occasion, have the perfect bra for you.”

Georgia’s fans were left hot under the collar with her racy new post.

One follower wrote: “Fabulous underwear – on a fabulous lady.”

Another commented: “Beautiful girl, great figure, nice lingerie,” while a third gushed: “the best body/figure I’ve ever seen. So natural. Not to mention how beautiful you are. So jealous!”

Georgia – who shot to fame on the 2018 series of the ITV2 dating show – surprised fans with her new look on Aftersun last month.

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The reality TV personality wowed with her brunette locks styled with a dramatic fringe.

The social media star was coupled with Josh Denzel until he was sent to Casa Amor and his head was turned by Kazimir Crossley.

But Georgia wasted no time crying over spilt milk as she set her sights on Sam Bird.

And the pair were inseparable. The couple stayed together until they left the villa. But things soon turned sour.

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On July 28, 2018, Georgia revealed that they were living together and that they finally slept together as soon as they left the villa.

However, a few months later Sam announced the pair had split after Georgia allegedly cheated on him.

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Sam told The Sun in October: “I looked at her phone and found messages she sent to her mates and one of them had a selfie of her in bed with her ex and she put the word ‘oops’ and joked about it.

He added: ” I thought that’s not right. My gut feeling was found to be true. She’s not the person I thought she was.”

But Georgia denied all claims of cheating.

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