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Is it true that albino people are more likely to get skin cancer?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Yes,: Persons with albinism are at greater risk than those without albinism for developing malignancies of the skin. Squamous cancers, basal cell cancers and melanomas have all been reported to occur with greater frequency in persons with albinism than in non-albinos. Middle aged and older males with albinism have the greatest risk of developing cutaneous malignancies.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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