November 18, 2018 – 00:59
The San Bernardo Hospital campaigns against skin cancer on Tuesday and Friday.
As part of the national campaign for the prevention of skin cancer, the Service of Dermatology at the Hospital San Bernardo will visit patients with stained skin or new moles from the sun from Tuesday to Friday.
The initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of monitoring and early detection for prevention and to report on frequent self-analysis to find out what we have and notice the changes.
Skin is the most common type of cancer in humans, most of which are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV). Most of this exposure comes from the sun, but some may come from artificial sources such as tanning cabins and solar lamps.
There are many steps you can take to protect yourself, as well as options for detecting skin cancer at an early stage when it is easier to treat.
Diagnosis at the initial stages allows to treat more effectively, in most cases it is cured.
The most common signs are pink or reddish spots, rough to the touch, and it becomes more rough or scaly. This is especially noticeable in the areas of greatest exposure to the sun: the face, back of the hands, lower lip, neck and ears. We must also pay attention to the appearance of lumps on the skin that grow over time; damage to the skin that does not heal, despite proper treatment, and when the mole changes its color and its edges become irregular
On the other hand, the Regional Center for Combating Hemotherapy will conduct new campaigns in the provincial capital this week to collect blood, which can be of any group and factor. These actions include informing the community about donations through apheresis, why it is necessary to donate bone marrow and register those who want to register as potential donors.
On Tuesday 20, the campaign will be held at the state hospital for mothers and children, from 8 to 14, with mobile donations that will be installed in the main access.