Thus, in this case, the number of deaths has doubled since 1990, making skin cancer a public health issue. Despite these anxious data, skin cancer has the highest cure rate if found early. In Romania, statistics are worried because the survival rate for skin cancer patients is 60% (for severe cases of cancer). Romanian patients present themselves to dermatologists at the onset of the disease, but survival rates are much higher due to screening prevention and skin biopsy programs, even though the incidence is higher in Western Europe and the United States. .
Prevention, the best chance to live
According to a study by the Leventer Foundation for Skin Health, 90% of Romanians are unaware of skin cancer (skin cancer), but this statistic can change every year through skin tests and self-tests. "The most common diseases are skin cancer, psoriasis, warts, acne, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis and skin degeneration. During negotiations, 20% of the disease types are 80 , But we have an uncommon diagnosis of 80% that requires a lot of experience, "says dermatologist Gabriela Dodan.
Experts point out that because there are more than 3,000 diagnoses in the dermatology department with five clinical signs, both screening and skin biopsy are needed to adequately diagnose most skin conditions. For example, at the onset stage, melanoma is very similar to the mole already present in the skin, so there is a risk that the tumor will not be recognized and that the test and treatment will be avoided. At birth, the risk of melanoma is about 450 times higher than the general population for mosquitoes over 10cm. For people over 100 moles, the risk is seven times higher than for people under 15 moles. Other factors that can increase the number of new moles and the appearance of melanomas include sunbathing or artificial ultraviolet rays from tanning salons.
Most skin conditions are found by the patient and doctors recommend regular skin tests. This can be done by the doctor through a patient or skin examination. Counseling involves a series of questions about the dermatologist's examination and the patient's skin history. During the consultation, the whole body is examined by a dermatologist. This magnifying glass helps the doctor to see the skin structure. Dermatologists can take pictures to monitor specific lesions in future consultations. In general, total skin care lasts 10-20 minutes, and biopsy is the only procedure that provides a safe diagnosis and is important for skin scientific diagnosis and especially for skin cancer. "Skin biopsy is needed to diagnose most skin conditions, where the doctor harvests the tissue pieces and sends them to the lab, where they are examined by a skin pathologist on the microscope. "Said Dr. Anca Stanciu, a dermatologist." If you have other skin conditions, you will have an appropriate treatment plan. "
Over the past decade (2008-2018), the number of melanomas diagnosed each year has increased by 53% globally.
"Moles that appear after age 25 are suspects and should be managed on a regular basis. Regular control is the most important means of diagnosing tumors at an early stage of treatment, and we need to have blood tests every year or more frequent skin examinations. Categories are part of a biopsy, sounds scary, but it's only a trivial analysis, but it can save your life. It's actually a small gesture for big effects. "(Dr. Mihaela Leventer, dermatologist)