Dermatologists and skin researchers reviewed more than 60 partners and employees at the Club Natació Lleida to prevent cancerous lesions

As part of the campaign Euromelanoma 2016, dermatologists and researchers from Lleida in collaboration with the Spanish Association Against Cancer have reviewed free skin members and workers at the Club Natació Lleida

Lleida, 29 June, 2016 Specialists in Dermatology at the University Hospital Arnau de Vilanova in skin cancer and researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Research Foundation Dr. Lleida Pifarré (IRBLleida) on Monday participated in the campaign Euromelanoma 2016, making a revision free skin members and workers of Club Natació Lleida. The professionals have visited a total of 62 people and identified several characteristics of atypical moles, and even injury quite doubtful. In these cases, a new visit is recommended for dermatological periodic checks or for the removal and study of the injury. It is an initiative promoted by the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in collaboration with the Spanish Association Against Cancer. The Euromelanoma is leading the campaign in prevention of skin cancer in Europe, involving 30 European countries. The goal is to make early diagnosis of skin cancer among collectors • Risk groups and, in turn, promote the culture of comprehensive photoprotection. In Catalonia, the campaign is coordinated by Rosa M. Euromelanoma Martí, Arnau dermatologist and professor at the University of Lleida, which combines clinical practice with research in melanoma IRBLleida. Skin cancer There are several risk factors that predispose to the development of skin cancer, such as belonging to one of the following categories: people who have been burned in the sun often for leisure, outdoor workers, athletes, people with fair skin and freckles multiple ... This is the most common type of cancer worldwide. Usually, it is caused by exposure to excessive or prolonged way, the sun's UV rays, which penetrate the skin and cause damage over time. In recent years, there has been a exponential increase in cases of melanoma and skin cancer in general.