The skin is the most common cancers. In Spain they are diagnosed 70,000 new cases of non – melanoma skin cancer each year and the incidence continues to rise. Miguel Sánchez Viera, director of the Institute of Integral Dermatology (IDEI), explains that “exposure to solar radiation or self – tanning booths without photoresist is like to drive without a seat belt, because the chances of contracting the disease multiply ” .
According to the expert “if not detected early accounts for 80 percent of deaths from skin cancer.” In addition, melanoma skin cancer is the fastest increases in Western populations, in fact, are detected each year 4,000 new cases .
As for the non – melanoma skin cancer, it is expected strong growth, “especially since people at risk of developing the disease are born when still damage the sun could do in the long – term skin unaware ” says Viera.
New diagnostic methods and prevention
One of the diagnostic methods noninvasive and easy to apply is the digital dermoscopy , which controls a very precise evolution of moles and other suspicious lesions before degenerating into a skin cancer. This technique makes a seriado map of skin , storing images for monitoring and subsequent comparison. In addition, analyzes the shape, color, diameter and evolution , making a decision at all times , “says the director of IDEI.
From IDEI remember that we must draw attention to the population , who think they do not need photoprotection and when a melanoma is detected is usually in very advanced stages by sun damage received for decades . The teens are also part of the population at risk, because ” they do not use sunscreen and make use UVA booths and more hours pass the sun.” According to Viera, burns only think, not knowing that the continuous burning for years can be the source of a melanoma.