A slick – shifting, can change your life. Consulting the dermatologist , with this slogan presented on Friday, April 15, the campaign Euromelanoma 2016 for the prevention of skin cancer organized by the Healthy Skin Foundation, the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV). “This year we have two objectives: primary prevention to promote the photoresist, and a second level, to train people in self – exploitation and consultation specialist” said Jose Carlos Moreno, coordinator of the campaign and honorary president of the AEDV . Moreno insists that secondary prevention is based on early detection: “The person should be examined at least once a month and see a dermatologist if you notice any change.”
As in previous years, this time too, dermatologists in Spain will conduct a voluntary and free consultations to check moles, age spots and other skin lesions of citizens who want and ask for an appointment by phone or via the web the foundation. The goal this year is to expand the geographical coverage to reach more people . Agustin Buendia, dermatologist and coordinator of the campaign, these people said that they will as always a complete skin examination and, as a novelty, will track. They are also planned actions to sun protection in sports, the workplace and the family.
FASHION TANNING AND RISKS
According to the AEDV skin cancer is the most common in people over 50 years, but increasing cases among young people hold due to lifestyles unhealthy referring to sun exposure . “Ultraviolet rays has its good and bad things, because although help the synthesis of vitamin D, are also responsible for the appearance of spots, skin aging and skin cancer , ” said Moreno. Therefore it indicates that it is best to seek a balance and sunbathe safely.
” It is true that people are well informed, but every year are repeated sunburn.” ” It is true that the skin has memory but sun damage is irreversible “. This dermatologist adviertió that sunburn is a major risk factor in the development of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma recalls, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. According to Buendia, is worrying that sunburns are present since childhood, around 30 percent in children between 0 and 12 years, which reached 65 percent in adolescents. “Erythema rates have doubled in Spain , ” he said.
PREVENTION AND ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST
Both Moreno and Buendia agree that the promotion of public health work of all stakeholders: doctors, pharmacists, associations, schools and colleges, governments and the general population.
At this point, Moreno recalled that on many occasions the pharmacist is the first health professional to attending patients and Moreno stressed that their work is essential in promoting health: “We must work with the pharmacy on two levels: primary prevention is essential pharmaceutical advice in the photoresist, depending on skin type, and it is important appropriate referral to a dermatologist to inquiries spots or irregular moles , “said Moreno.