Each year about 4,000 patients are diagnosed with melanoma in Spain , a total of 200,000 new cases worldwide, according to figures from the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV). The highest rates are recorded in Marbella and, instead, the lowest figure is in Zaragoza, according to Luis Rios, head of Dermatology at the University Hospital Alcorcón Foundation in Madrid and president of the center section AEDV.
90 percent of skin cancer have a good prognosis if treated in time, indicates the AEDV. To promote early diagnosis, the Academy, the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and Roche-Posay Laboratories have launched their III Solar prevention campaign under the slogan Become Skinchecker , Wednesday, June 1, in Pamplona.
- The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness about the importance of reviewing moles
The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness about the importance of reviewing moles to prevent this disease. To do this, the campaign plans several buses traveling on more than 70 cities. Inside these vehicles will be available teaching aids with touch screens, the method ABCDE , a test to identify suspicious moles and a test to assess personal risk sun according to each skin type.
It will also be enabled one area textures for visitors to get free samples and check which are best suited to your skin. With another device, each person can view the deeper spots on the skin that are not visible with the naked eye.
Moreover, there is a platform www.skinchecker.es , which provides information on prevention, early detection and photoprotection.
METHOD ‘ABCDE’ TO DETECT MELANOMA
Cases of skin cancer in Spain have increased, however, mortality from this disease remains. “This could be great improvement in early diagnosis , ” says Agustin Buendia, dermatologist and member of the AEDV.
For prevention starts from patients, dermatologists have created the method, ABCDE apara analyze stains based on five parameters: asymmetry, borders, color, diameter and evolution .
SPAIN, A HEAD IN THE USE OF FOTOPORTECCIÓN
The use of sunscreen in Spain is slightly above average, according to a study conducted in 23 countries by Ipsos and La Roche-Posay Laboratories. A 22 percent of Spaniards are protected from the sun every day of the year compared to 18 percent in the rest of the world. Despite these data,
- The use of sunscreen in Spain is slightly above average
Patricia Sarasúa, director of La Roche-Posay Spain, notes that there is still much work to be done, especially among young people. ” It is essential to inculcate habits of sun protection when, according to AEDV, more cases are diagnosed in young people by unhealthy habits of intense sun exposure over short periods , ” he adds.
Sarasúa says the campaign last year was a success with more than three million participants but remember that 42 percent still has never gone to the dermatologist to check your moles. “One of every three cancers are skin and is the only one who can prevent and diagnose glance. Therefore, with this campaign, we want to invite people to continue joining this initiative , “he concludes.