TThe French are taking advantage of the gradual lifting of health restrictions associated with bugs, the swimming pool, the beach… Kovid epidemic and… the sun.
People should live, but it is important for us to remember photoprotection advice Luke Sulimovic, president of the National Union of Venereological Dermatologists (SNDV), represents skin, skin cancer prevention and testing week.
On the contrary, “
Although almost everyone knows that excessive sun exposure is harmful, very few people protect themselves , He insisted.
No, UV cabins do not
Prepare The sun is not the skin, the best protection
It is not sunglasses, it is not exposed to wear protection, between 4 pm and evening, wearing a hat and sunglasses 1, captures the physician.
In addition to vigilance relaxation in the face of sun exposure, dermatologists also fear an increase in serious cases due to late diagnosis and treatment.
If there are no definitive statistics on the duration of the restrictions associated with Kovid, dermatologists questioned by SNDV will motivate more patients to postpone or cancel their consultation and say they have a cancer diagnosis. “
In slightly more advanced stages Than before.
Skin cancer prevention and screening week is done online
Skin cancer prevention and screening week, which usually includes a free screening by a dermatologist, for example to check for a suspicious mole, had to be canceled in 2020 due to a health crisis. This year, with the creation of the website (https: //) the operation will take place entirely onlinewww.sauver-sa-peau.fr/) And dedicated accounts on social networks. They provide awareness videos and the opportunity to ask dermatologists. “
All questions about skin cancer screening, self-examination and prevention .
This operation, supported by many cosmetic brands, is based on tutorials and discussions.
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SNDV especially wants to encourage French people to take part in regular self – examination: “
Carefully observe his bare skin from head to toe, front and back “, Using a mirror or loved one if necessary,”
Not to forget the blurred areas: ears, nails, soles of the feet, gaps between the toes, genitals … »
Be vigilant “
Rapid appearance or change of a mole or lesion Dr. Sulimovic explains. If in doubt, consult a dermatologist in the workplace or by tele-expertise at the request of a trained general practitioner.
Kovid-19 has grown exponentially since the epidemic .
The “most common” cancer
Every year 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in France, making it the “most common cancer”, emphasizing SNDV. Most often, cancer, in most cases is not very dangerous. Others, melanoma, were even more aggressive: “there have been 14,325 new cases, which have been steadily rising for fifty years, of which 1,773 deaths each year,” the union recalled. Diagnosis is better if the melanoma is detected and treated at an early stage, if the disease is already prevalent in the body (with metastases), hence the importance of early diagnosis.