Massive increase in skin cancer: This is a Trend of the 70s and 80s revenge

Expert: skin cancer cases will rise sharply in the coming years

What is received in the 70s and 80s, the ideal of beauty in the society today is the reason for numerous skin cancer-new cases. The speech is a Baden from the relentless sun. Now, the Trend in rapidly increasing skin cancer gets revenge cases. According to the experts, however, this is only the beginning. In the next 30 years there will be a significant increase of all skin cancer types.

At the time, the place 50. Meeting of the German Dermatological society (DDG) in Berlin. To give a lecture on this occasion, renowned experts on topics related to the skin. The experts of the conference are concerned about rising skin cancer figures in Germany.

Skin cancer: the legacy of the 70s

Dirk loss dermatologist is the food village at the University hospital. “We are now seeing the effects of the 70s and 80s, in which tan was chic,” says the specialist on Thursday, the 2. May at the DDG meeting. In these times there was much less awareness of sun protection and sun creams were factors in lower light protection. What a pity the village informs, there are over 300,000 new Diagnoses of skin cancer per year in Germany. Around 3,000 people die from the disease annually.

White and black skin cancer

Mostly it was the white skin cancer is usually very treatable. But also the cases of black skin cancer, malignant melanoma, continue to rise. With approximately 23,000 cases per year, he is the third most common skin cancer.

Awareness for skin cancer is not growing – but enough!

The awareness that the relentless sun-bathing is dangerous to health, is now increased according to the damage the village, there is still air upward. “A behavior change, there is only limited”, criticized the skin expert. For example, sun cream will often still be too thin and not frequently enough applied. The real protection factor will be achieved only rarely. “A pack of sun protection keeps per Person, maybe two weeks, but not three summer long for a whole family,” says the specialist.

Children’s skin is particularly vulnerable

“Most of the genetic changes to the skin by UV radiation, the immature skin is threatened in childhood and adolescence,” write the DDG-specialists in a press release on the meeting. In particular, in the period up to 18. Age often occur damage by UV radiation, which can degenerate to skin cancer. Because children skin is many times thinner than the adult skin. The young skin can still not be sufficient pigments to produce, serve to the body’s own protection against UV radiation.

Early sunburns are pure poison for the skin

As the DDG-Team reported, the UVempfindlichen stem cells in children is very much a poet under the surface of the skin. They are rays of the sun is much more intense exposed. It’s come to the red coloration, caused the damage, because the typical red coloration of the skin is a delayed inflammatory reaction. The bad thing is, according to the DDG professionals that a sunburn damages the repair mechanisms of the skin permanently. The skin never forget such a UV-damage. The radiation can lead to permanent changes in the genome of the skin cell, the cell even after years of degenerate. Over time, this radiation would add damage and the development of a skin cancer-a disease more and more likely.

How much sun does a person need?

The complete avoidance of sunlight, however, is neither necessary nor useful. After all, the sun provide us with all the rays of the vital Vitamin D, which is, among other things, for a strong bone structure responsible. “A half-hour of sunshine daily is enough so that our body is supplied with enough Vitamin D,” advises the technicians health insurance company in a communication. Especially, but you should avoid the aggressive midday sun between 11 and 15 o’clock. In addition, the skin should be protected by clothing and sunscreen with a high sun protection factor. As a rule of thumb, the less UV applies: the lighter the skin, radiation can be tolerated. For more information you can also read: skin cancer early detection: Using the ABCDE rule to detect malicious changes. (vb)