Check your moles for a safe summer in the sun

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SUMMER is on its way and as we begin to bare more skin, doctors and dermatologists are reminding us to be cautious in the sun.
Dr Manuel Asin from the Aesthetic Dermatology Centre, said now is the right time to assess any moles on the skin to be able to note change, as new awareness campaigns are launched in Spain. He said: “I never refer to the sun negatively: it is an essential part of life, promotes the synthesis of vitamin D and, surely, is the best natural antidepressant. The problem is not the sun, but reckless exposure to it.”
Statistics show that in recent years cases of melanoma have grown exponentially related to excessive and inadequate sun exposure. It is estimated that each year skin cancer cases increase by 10 per cent.
For skin cancer, Dr Asin believes there is one form of medicine: “Prevention. It is the best medicine; the most effective.”
People with fairer skin should be more cautious and adults should promote healthy skin protection habits in children. Dr Asin reminds people to look out for new moles appearing and to monitor the evolution of moles. If you notice any of the following signs, you should get it checked out immediately: irregular edges; rapid growth; bleeding or a diameter greater than 6mm.




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