The Oncology Dermatology Unit of the Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia will carry out free reviews from June 11 to 15 on the occasion of the Euromelanoma Week, prior appointment at 960.619.002.

The objective of this campaign is to prevent melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer whose incidence has increased in more than 3,000 cases in the last two decades in the province of Valencia alone.

Dr. José María Ricart, chief of Dermatology at the Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia, says that skin cancer "is easy to cure as long as it is diagnosed in time." "People who have a high number of moles and very clear skin should be screened periodically because they are especially sensitive to melanoma."

The symptomatology that this type of skin cancer presents is represented by an alteration of the pigmented lesion that undergoes a change in size, color or shape. "There is the rule of" ABCD "to detect a possible skin cancer: A, refers to the asymmetry of the mole, B, detects irregular edges, C, color change and D increase in diameter, Dr. Ricart advises performing these examinations periodically, and before any alteration recommends to go to the specialist.

The dermatologist also recommends avoiding sun exposure in the hours of greatest radiation, and warns about the consequences of sunburn "because the skin forgives, but does not forget." For this reason, it is advisable to always use a suitable sunscreen for each type of skin, renew it every two or three hours, drink plenty of water and use approved sun glasses and appropriate clothing.

Digitized dermatoscopy, high technology for the early detection of skin cancer

The Oncology Dermatology Unit of Quirónsalud Valencia has the latest technology whose tools help increase accuracy both for the diagnosis and for the prevention of melanoma, among which Fotofinder stands out, which makes it possible to reach the highest level in the early diagnosis of cancer of skin, and avoids the removal of benign lesions.

Through this technique, all the pigmented suspicious lesions presented by the patient are monitored, taking both macroscopic and high-resolution microscopic photographs, which allows us to discover new lesions and detect very subtle changes in those already present by the patient.

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