The National Campaign for the Prevention of Skin Cancer takes place from 20 to 23 November. For this reason, the Dermatological Dispensary of the Province "Hersilia Casares de Blaquier" carries out activities to promote the means to be taken into account to avoid this disease and, in this context, warned about the dangers of sun exposure.
The Public Health-dependent body conducts free check-ups and delivery of information about the pathology through leaflets at the dispensary's headquarters in La Rioja, 1491, in the capital.
In this sense, the director of the Dermatology Dispensary, Maria Dalurzo, said that "from our institution we are serving people, handing out leaflets with prevention measures as well as sunscreens".
"For the campaign, we are taking care of the people who participate and we do a check-up without having to change," he added.
Regarding prevention measures to prevent skin cancer, Dalurzo recommended "not be exposed from 10 to 16 because at this time it is when the sun is stronger and UVB and UVA penetrate more into the skin."
He also clarified that "it is important to go to a dermatologist when there are unusual blemishes or blemishes on the skin." In this case, he warned that "the most common is that if you are in the presence of a suspected wart that changes its color, size and appearance, go to a dermatologist."
On the other hand, it is recommended that it is important to take care of the skin with sunscreens that are laboratory, as they pass through controls that attest to the quality of the product. He pointed out that a shield with a factor of 40 or more should be used to avoid the damage that the sun's rays generate on the skin.
He said that skin cancer is "curable if treated early, so it is important to see a doctor in case of moles lesions or changes in them."
With the arrival of summer he warned that "we must put sunscreen every two hours if we are exposed to the sun for a long time, and if we go to the water, every time we leave the pool or the beach, we must put the protector again solar ". "The only way to avoid sun damage is through the use of sunscreens," Dalurzo said.
How is it formed and what is it?
This type of cancer is formed in the tissues of the skin. It may be due to several factors, such as repeated sunburn or exposure to UV radiation in the long run. There are three main types of skin tumors: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanomas.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer in humans and is associated with sun-damaged skin, very white skin that does not brown, but turns red and burns and flakes.
While squamous cell carcinoma appears more often in white skin that does not brown, but always reddish, with freckles and sun damage. It sits on the face, the edge of the ears, the scalp and the lips, especially on the lower lip, more exposed to the sun.
Finally, the type of melanoma is manifested by the appearance of a small pigmented area on healthy skin, or by changing the size or color of a mole. Melanomas originate from melanocytes, cells that produce the pigment (melanin) of normal skin, in areas adjacent to a spring or directly on a pre-existing spring.
This variety is the most serious. It is less frequent than the others, but it can be much more serious.