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Who is at risk

Skin cancer can affect anybody at any age. It is most common in people over 50, or people who have had prolonged exposure to the sun.

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How and where to look

We will need: a bright light, a full-length mirror, a hand mirror, 2 chairs, a blow dryer, body maps and a pencil or, ideally, a digital camera.

  • Examine your face, especially the nose, lips, mouth, and ears – front and back. Use mirrors to get a clear view.
  • Inspect your scalp, using a blow dryer and mirror to expose each section to view.
  • Check your hands: palms and backs, between the fingers and under the fingernails. Examine both front and back of your forearms.
  • Standing in front of the full-length mirror, begin at the elbows and scan all sides of your upper arms.
  • Look to the neck and chest. Women should lift the breasts to see beneath.
  • With your back to a full-length mirror, use the hand mirror to inspect the back of your neck, shoulders, upper back, and any part of the back of your
  • Still using mirrors don't forget your lower back, buttocks, and backs of both legs.
  • Sit down; prop each leg in turn on the other chair. Use the hand mirror to examine the genitals.

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Your skin type

Skin type describes how your skin reacts to the sun upon first exposure: Does it burn or does it tan?

The skin type is indentified by various characteristics, such as hair colour or fairness of complexion.

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Dragi obiskovalec!

Pozdravljeni na spletni strani Euromelanoma!

Euromelanoma je vse-Evropska akcija usmerjena v preventivo kožnega raka, ki skuša informirati o preprečevanju, zgodnji diagnozi in zdravljenju kožnega raka.

Začela se je v Belgiji leta 1999. Doslej se je akcija razširila na 29 držav, od Švedske do Cipra, Malte, Irske, Rusija - od severa na jug in iz zahoda na vzhod po vsej Evropi.

Akcijo vodi mreža evropskih dermatologov, ki delajo prostovoljno in brezplačno. Poleg vsakoletne akcije brezplačnih pregledov kože, poskušamo sedaj zagotoviti dostop do pravilnih informacij o kožnem raku.

Vabimo vas k brskanju po naši spletni strani, da raziščete, kaj je kožni rak in kako lahko sebi in vašim otrokom pomagate zmanjšati tveganje za razvoj kožnega raka. Našli boste informacije o soncu in ultravijoličnem sevanju - razjasnili si boste tudi pogoste mite o zagorelosti.

Upamo, da bo večje znanje o kožnem raku vodilo v boljšo preventivo te bolezni.

 

Prof. Veronique del Marmol ,MD,PhD

Predsednica Euromelanoma Evropa

 

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