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Hospiten Lanzarote at the Marine Leisure and Environment Conference to speak about skin cancer and its prevention

Posted on 09-06-2015

The hospital took part with a stand providing information at the ‘Marine Leisure and Environment Conference’ held by Arrecife Town Council and Calero Marinas last Saturday, June 6, at the new Lanzarote Marina.

Arrecife, June 8 2015. Last Saturday, June 6 Hospiten Lanzarote collaborated on the Marine Leisure and Environment Conference, which took place at the Lanzarote Marina, with a stand offering information and advice to attendees on how to protect themselves from the sun and reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, for which radiation from ultraviolet rays is the main cause.

The conference, organized by Calero Marinas and the Arrecife Town Council, and which included a wide range activities related to marine leisure and biodiversity, was aimed at families on the island and involved professionals from the world of water sports, ecologists and others associated with the sea who, given their exposure to the sun, should pay particular attention to preventive measures.

In addition to offering advice on prevention, Hospiten Lanzarote provided detailed information on how to tell the difference between a mole and what could be melanoma and on how to self-examine our skin to check for signs of melanoma.

Melanoma is a type of cancer where tumor cells originate in the melanocytes. It can start spontaneously or on a mole that undergoes a change. In Spain some 3,600 cases are diagnosed yearly, and it is more common in women (2.7% of female tumors) than in men (1.5%) and generally occurs in adults, although it is occasionally found in children.