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Skin Cancers for Different Ethnic Groups – South Africa

Well known South African dermatologist Dr N Raboobee was my companion on my recent flight to Cape Town.  What a co-incidence as I used to refer my clients to him and Dr Len Nel when I had my skin clinic in Durban.  It was interesting to note his Caucasian client base are prevalent to skin cancers (not new news), but his Indian client base do not get skin cancer (that is news) and his Black client base are prevalent to melanoma on their hands and feet primarily.  Also, interesting to note South Africa has 126 dermatologists while British Columbia, Canada has around 75, of which half are in the process of retiring.

Lifestyle in South Africa is definitely for outdoor living….it still remains one of the best places to live in and visit, despite infrastructures falling down and crime.  Sun here is for free….but we need to be diligent to protect the sun from skin cancer.  South Africans keep these dermatologists very, very busy!

By | 2015-02-08T01:41:35+00:00 February 8th, 2015|Training Events|Comments Off on Skin Cancers for Different Ethnic Groups – South Africa

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