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<p>Acral lentiginous melanoma, which occurs more frequently in blacks, is often characterized by a spot on the sole of the foot or streak on a nail.</p>

Acral lentiginous melanoma, which occurs more frequently in blacks, is often characterized by a spot on the sole of the foot or streak on a nail.

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Melanoma: Blacks are not immune

There is a misperception — even among some health providers — that people of color do not get skin cancer. By the time black patients visit a doctor the cancer often has spread.