Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Pharmacists from Madrid join the Eurom campaign…

Pharmacists from Madrid have joined for another year the Euromelanoma 2023 campaign, this European initiative starting today in Spain, together with the Fundación Piel Sana of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV) The beach is meant to raise awareness about the importance of protecting yourself from the sun. And regularly self-examine your skin to prevent the appearance of skin cancer.

“The network of three thousand pharmacies in the community of Madrid provides proximity and professional guarantees to inform about the risks of sun exposure and to advise on the proper use of sunscreens,” Raquel, member of the Official College of Dermopharmacia and Sanitary Products Aguado says. Pharmacist of Madrid. « Pharmacists can help citizens to be aware of the importance of self-examination to prevent skin cancer and choose the most suitable sunscreen based on age, skin type, area of ​​the body where it is applied being applied, whether there are dermatological conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, rosacea or psoriasis, in addition to providing guidelines for safe sun exposure.”

The Madrid Pharmacy is also committed to the early detection of skin cancer and contributes to informing and educating about the first warning signs and symptoms, which should be followed in active collaboration with other health professionals to refer patients to a dermatologist. should be taken into account. As warned by the AEDV, to prevent and facilitate the early diagnosis of skin tumors, a malignancy whose incidence has increased steadily over the past 30 years.

According to statistics from the World Health Organization, about 5,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year in Spain, with skin cancer being the worst diagnosed.

photoprotection guide

The COFM Technical Information Service has a guide to photoprotection in dermatological diseases, which details the most common skin diseases and how they should be protected from solar radiation. The guide also gives practical advice on how to avoid the adverse effects of sun exposure.

Raquel Aguado recalls that the pharmacist “is an essential health professional and ally of the dermatologist in the prevention of skin cancer, promoting a healthy lifestyle that includes responsible sun exposure, the use of the most appropriate sunscreen and the method of its application.” but gives advice.” Inform the population about the importance of self-examination and seeing a doctor if precancerous lesions are suspected.

COFM will also deepen the approach to dermatological pathology at DermoCOFM, a professional meeting organized by the College and which will take place on 4 and 5 October.

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