So what the experts warned at the last Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), held last June in Chicago (USA).

Dr. Jose Carlos Moreno, president of the Spanish Association of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), noted that the incidence is one case of melanoma in 10,000 people, an increase of seven percent in number of diagnoses each year. If diagnosed early, this tumor is cured in 95% of cases.

While stressing that today the population is "more aware than ten years' of sun-related problems, Dr. Moreno insisted on avoiding sunburn, and called to protect themselves with creams, shirts and glasses and go dermatologist.

Therefore, although genetics also influences, experts point out that some other risk factors can be avoided (the sun between 11 and 16 hours or not using sunscreen) and emphasize prevention and surveillance . For example, "a person under 20 years with more than 50 moles should go to the dermatologist for this if you are at risk or not," said Aurora Guerra, Chief of Dermatology, Hospital 12 de Octubre.

39 Under the National Congress of Dermatology, the laboratory Isdin made Wednesday a day of training in photoprotection. All for "education" in the subject.