Skin cancer, boom of patients in Europe: carcinoma is the riskiest and most widespread skin cancer
More than 7 million: this is the number of Europeans who have or have had a skin cancer. This is the kind of cancer more predictable, given that most of the cases are related to the damage caused by ultraviolet rays. In the past 12 months, 22.3% of patients made an appointment with a specialist to check for a mole or lesion.
L’Eadv conducted a poll titled Burden of Skin Disease and of the respondents, 0.6% reported a diagnosis of melanomawhich is the riskiest form of the skin cancer. Among the most common cancers: i carcinomas of keratinocytes. According to the EADV, the population needs “an expansion ofeducation on skin cancer across Europe to help people make safer choices regarding their skin health ”.
Marie-Aleth Richarda professor at the University Hospital of La Timone, Marseille and a member of the EADV council that led the investigation, said: “The skin cancer it is part of 40 percent of preventable cancers and the incidence of which we could considerably reduce if we provided ainstruction more coherent and widespread to the population “.