One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70, and more than two people die of the disease every hour. But most Black Americans tend to think that skin cancer doesn’t affect dark-skinned individuals. Now actress Kerry Washington, 44, is working to combat myths prevalent in the Black community about Black skin and sun cancer as well as raise awareness about the importance of sun safety in her new documentary, In the Sun, reports People. Washington believes it’s very important to address the misbeliefs Black and brown people have about skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide.
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