Campaña 2019

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Puedes vencerlo, pero la batalla comienza sabiendo que estás en riesgo y qué hacer al respecto.

No seas derrotado por negarlo.


El cáncer de piel es la forma más común de cáncer en el mundo de hoy. También se previene fácilmente, y es más tratable si se detecta temprano. Pero, hay un factor común que evita que las personas se protejan contra el cáncer de piel y busquen el tratamiento temprano que necesitan: la negación.

 

Superar la negación significa estar siempre a salvo del sol y actuar rápidamente al ver los síntomas del cáncer de piel. Este folleto explica lo que debe hacer para superar la negación y protegerse.

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People are traveling in your offices, lounges, corridors, health club, shops, waiting rooms?
Your job will take you to see, touch or take care of the skin of your clients? Do not miss out of danger.

 

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Download the brochure and learn how to detect lesions at risk.

Prevenir el cáncer de piel

Protégase de forma segura del sol.

Busca sombra siempre que sea posible, y evita el sol de verano durante el mediodía.

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Usa ropa protectora

Utiliza ropa de colores oscuros, manga larga, un sombrero de ala ancha y gafas de sol con protección UV.

En el caso de los niños, busca ropa con protección solar incorporada.

Utiliza la sombra siempre que sea posible, y evita el sol de verano durante el mediodía.

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Apply sunscreen

Check that yours has a high protection factor against both UVA and UVB rays. Remember that sunscreen takes effect around half an hour after its application and only lasts for two to three hours.

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Protect children

Children are at the greatest risk of long-term health issues related to unsafe sun exposure.

Outside play is important, but you should never let a child get sunburnt.

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Check your skin once a month for spots that:

 

  • Change size, colour and/or shape
  • Appear different to the rest (the ‘Ugly Duckling’ sign)
  • Are asymmetric or have uneven borders
  • Feel rough or scaly (sometimes you can feel lesions before you can see them)
  • Are multi-coloured
  • Are itchy
  • Are bleeding or oozing
  • Look pearly
  • Look like a wound but do not heal

 

If you see two or more of these warning signs, don’t delay. Visit your doctor immediately.

Melanoma

This is the least common form of skin cancer, but also the most dangerous. It can affect people of any age, unlike other types that are more common among older people.

 

It presents as a spot that becomes darkly pigmented or develops irregular edges or different colours over time, or as a rapidly-growing pink or red lump. It can spread internally, so immediate treatment is required.

Basal cell carcinoma

This is the most common form of skin cancer, but also the least dangerous. It typically presents as an elevated skin-coloured lump with a shiny, pearl-like edge, a wound that does not heal, or a slightly crusty lump that grows slowly over time. If left untreated, it may ulcerate and invade deeper tissues.

Squamous cell carcinoma

This is the second most common form of skin cancer, occurring in areas of the skin that have had a lot of sun exposure, such as the face and scalp. It presents as a crusty lump which may grow quickly and become ulcerated and weepy. It can spread rapidly, especially if on the lips, ears, fingers and toes, or in immunosuppressed patients. Surgical treatment to remove the lesions is essential.

Actinic keratosis

This occurs most commonly in middle-aged and elderly people, on areas most exposed to the sun such as the face, neck, ears, back of the hands and scalp. It presents as red-brown scaly and rough patches of skin. The lesions are pre-cancerous; in 10– 15% of cases they may develop into squamous cell carcinomas, so they should be treated to prevent progression.

Because melanoma is particularly serious, you should be familiar with the signs to look for.

 

The ABCDE of melanoma can help you to detect it early:

 

 

 

A. Is the spot asymmetric?

 

Benign

 

Malignant