Health professionals Murciano Health Service and the Murciano Institute for Biomedical Research have created the mobile application InfoSun , which allows patients to know what the most appropriate protection factor depending on your skin type . The purpose of this app is to prevent the occurrence of melanoma among the population, according to Europa Press on Tuesday, May 23.
This tool, free and compatible with different operating systems, it also allows a simple way to know what the exact rate of ultraviolet radiation at each visit.
FIGURES OF MELANOMA IN MURCIA
The Directorate General of Public Health and Addictions of Murcia, directed by Carmen Navarro, warned that “the melanoma is rare but still, is responsible for 45 percent of deaths from skin cancer that occur annually in Murcia , where 160 cases of cutaneous melanoma are diagnosed “.
According to the Murcian authorities, the impact on the region has increased and the tumor represents four percent of all cancers diagnosed in women and two percent in men. For this reason it is working on a second edition of the clinical practice of cutaneous melanoma Guide , published in 2012, which aim to improve the care of these patients from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Experts point out that to prevent melanoma is advisable to use sunscreens suitable, avoid sun exposure at noon, and go to the dermatologist when a mole changing shape, color or itching and bleeding appear.