The University Hospital Torrecárdenas celebrated during these days, an awareness campaign about cancer of the skin that is included in the ‘Week of the euro melanoma’. The territorial delegate of Health and families of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, and the manager of the Hospital Center, Manuel Vida, have participated in today’s day together with those responsible for The Dermatology area of the hospital Almeria.
Juan de la Cruz Belmonte has pointed out” the importance of this type of campaign and the public’s awareness of it ” and has influenced the recommendations made by health professionals.
For his part, the director of the Unit of Dermatology of the University Hospital Torrecárdenas, Mercedes Mayor, he recalled that “in this time of the year you have to be careful and protect yourself from the sun, avoid being exposed unnecessarily, avoiding the central hours of the day, wear protective clothing and sunglasses rated for UV as well as apply sunscreens with the aim of protect against prolonged exposure”.
Likewise, it should take extreme measures of protection in the case of children, since during this stage has a greater influence so that they could develop a cancer of the skin throughout your life.
Mercedes mayor explained the different types of skin cancer and that “these have become one of the most common among all types of cancer.” He also recalled that within this type of pathology, “the most serious is melanoma, even if it is not the most frequent”, and he insisted that although ” the population in summer is true that it does seem to go more to its specialist, we need to be aware of the suspicious signs of the moles.
The abecedary of melanoma
The signs of melanoma have been described simply in the “ABCDE” to make the population alert. The A impacts on the asymmetry of the mole, the B on whether it has irregular edges in its form, the C attends to the color of the mole, the D on its size and if it exceeds 6 millimeters and the E on whether there has been an evolution in its growth.