Infographic: Skin Cancer Stats in Hispanic Patients
Hispanic patients with melanoma present with thicker tumors, at later stages of disease, distant metastases, and have lower survival rates compared to non-Hispanic white patients. As a result, there is a need for increased education about skin cancer and the signs/symptoms of melanoma. This infographic provides skin cancer statistics specific to Hispanics to emphasize the impact of melanoma on this patient population.
In the Cutis commentary, “The Dayanara Effect: Increasing Skin Cancer Awareness in the Hispanic Community,” Srivastava et al discuss the effect of Dayanara Torres, a prominent celebrity and Hispanic woman, sharing her melanoma diagnosis, which has compelled many Hispanic patients to examine their own skin or visit a dermatologist for an examination.