Prevention campaign against skin cancer

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_785F01A7B744
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Prevention campaign against skin cancer
Périodique
Dermatology
Auteur(s)
Heinzerling  L. M., Dummer  R., Panizzon  R. G., Bloch  P. H., Barbezat  R., Burg  G.
ISSN
1018-8665 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2002
Volume
205
Numéro
3
Pages
229-33
Notes
Journal Article
Résumé
BACKGROUND: The melanoma incidence has increased over recent decades. Educational campaigns aim to encourage protection from the sun and early detection of melanoma. METHODS: During a campaign in Switzerland, information on risk factors, sun protection and melanoma prevention was distributed. 10987 people completed a questionnaire regarding risk factors, and 2746 people were examined by a dermatologist. RESULTS: Men had a higher risk as assessed by skin type, ultraviolet exposure, family history, number of moles and sunburns during childhood. Changes in moles were reported significantly more often by people with: (1). a positive family history (p < 0.0001); (2). multiple moles (p < 0.0001), and (3). sunburns during childhood (p < 0.0001). A precancerous or cancerous condition was suspected in 16% of individuals examined. CONCLUSION: Early detection of melanoma can be achieved by this type of campaign. Primary prevention is a long-term approach and educational efforts targeting risk groups must be continued.
Mots-clé
Female Health Promotion/*methods Humans Hutchinson's Melanotic Freckle/pathology/*prevention & control Male Melanoma/pathology/*prevention & control Questionnaires Risk Factors Sex Factors Skin Neoplasms/pathology/*prevention & control Switzerland
Pubmed
Web of science
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25/01/2008 16:55
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20/08/2019 14:35
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