Skin neoplasms are nowadays the most common tumours, both among women and men; in particular, according to the most recent data, melanoma is one of the tumours with the highest incidence in Italy, and even young people should pay attention. The risk factors are well known, including excessive sun exposure, the presence of more than one hundred moles, familiarity, i.e. the occurrence of melanomas in the family, and the patient's personal history, if he or she has already been diagnosed with melanoma in the past. If there are risk factors it is advisable to undergo periodic dermatological examinations, and in general it is essential to self-check, seeing a specialist if one notices changes in one's moles or the onset of new rapidly growing lesions.
It must be said, however, that while incorrect exposure to the sun is a risk factor for the development of skin tumours, it is well known that the sun's rays can be beneficial in the treatment of many skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and eczema.
Since there are no specific weapons to prevent the development of skin tumours, prevention and early diagnosis are essential, hence the need to multiply initiatives to raise awareness and educate people about proper sun exposure, especially in the run-up to summer.
In view of these objectives, the team of the Dermatological Clinic of the University of Trieste and ASUGI, directed by Prof. Zalaudek, will offer free skin screening to all citizens/visitors and to the participants of the "Grado 130" event, directly on the beach of Grado (GIT beach main entrance) from 15th to 17th June, from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00".