For several years, Peru has been the first in the world to show high levels of ultraviolet radiation reaching historic levels (20 points) considered "extreme", which have an impact on the increase in the incidence of ultraviolet radiation. skin cancer In the country According to the latest report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Globocan 2018, there are 3500 new cases of skin cancer every year and more than 700 people die of this disease.
There are several types of skin cancer, but the most common are non-melanoma skin cancer, which recorded 2527 new cases and killed 355 Peruvians, while skin cancer melanoma, more aggressive and deadly neoplasia recorded 944 new cases, and killed 355 Peruvians.
In this context, the Antique League with Unique support started its campaign "Protect yourself from the inside and inside"in order to generate awareness among the population of the importance of preventing skin cancer both from the outside and inside, using sunscreen products, preventive skin testing at least once a year, and also with healthy foods. They protect against ultraviolet rays.
Studies around the world show that proper nutrition protects our skin from solar radiation. That is why the campaign "Protect yourself from the inside and inside", which, besides promoting the importance of using sunscreen products and carrying out preventive checks, will have a "team" that will be made up of exceptional chefs from our Peruvian cuisine such as Adolfo Peret, Flavio Solorozano, Diego Munoz, Mariano Escobal, Mitsuharu Tzoumura, Javier Wong, German Rose, Sandro Reselin, who will popularize healthy life style by distributing food prescriptions that protect against ultraviolet rays through the information website www.porfueraypordentro.com, which will also have recommendations on how to prevent the disease.
In addition, as part of the "Protect yourself from inside and outside" activities, a screening campaign for skin cancer will be held for donation by S /. 30.00 at the three Prevention and Detection Centers (Pueblo Libre, Lima and Surquillo), which will allow the institution to screen skin cancer free of charge in areas exposed to UV radiation. The campaign will take place on Monday, December 17th. Attention will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 17:00 and Saturday from 8:00 to 11:30 in the morning.
Similarly, more than 50 000 sunscreen products will be distributed in areas with the highest UV index, such as Chincha, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Piura and Lima, to be delivered in places with a higher incidence of skin cancer and – high UV radiation. In addition, information talks and dissemination of informative material for skin cancer prevention will be carried out as well as the importance of using sunscreens to prevent the disease.
Recommendations for skin cancer prevention:
1. Check skin cancer once a year
2. Be alert for any suspicious change or moon. The signs to be considered are:
-Assymmetry (half is different from the other)
-Bordes (if they are regular, fuzzy or unclear)
– Color (pigmentation is not the same, many colors or there is a change in color)
– Diameter (greater than six millimeters or any change in the size of a mole)
3. Minimize sun exposure between 10:00 am and 3 am.
4. Apply sunscreen with a factor of at least 30 SFP every two hours.
5. Wear protective clothing such as umbrellas, hats, long sleeved shirts and sunglasses that absorb 100% ultraviolet radiation
6. Eating Healthy With:
– Foods rich in carotenes. They contain Vitamin A and are found in fruits and vegetables, especially in dark red, orange and green foods: carrots, tomatoes, squash, sweet potatoes, mango, melons and broccoli, spinach, walnut, lettuce, celery, artichokes, parsley, coriander or pepper.
– Foods containing foods Eating this type of food will regularly help to prevent melanoma: green tea, eggs and garlic.
– foods high in omega 3. Fatty acids are included in the skin layers, preventing it from damaging the sun's rays. We mainly find it in dark flesh fish and oilseeds such as chia, sacha inchi, linseed, soy, olive oil, avocado oil and more.
– White or purple food. They have a photoreactor that protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun and are antioxidants.
– foods that contain vitamin E. Sunflower seeds, nuts such as walnuts and almonds or in the form of supplements are recommended not to exceed 400 mg per day.
– Fruits rich in water like orange, grapefruit or watermelon.
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