A local education campaign on early diagnosis of malignant melanoma.
The growing incidence of all kinds of skin cancer is a worldwide phenomenon observed in the last decades.
Malignant melanoma is of special concern because of its high death rate when in an advanced stage, poor therapeutic response and fast growing incidence.
Malignant melanoma is primarily located on the skin and therefore well suited for early cancer detection.
The « Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft » carried out a highly successful information campaign in Germany.
Under this roof we organised different campaigns.
Following considerable success in a campaign in 1989, a total of 1467 patients were examined and advised in the course of a local initiative (Education Campaign « Black cancer ») in the city of Bochum (~400,000 inhabitants) in the summer of 1991.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Dépistage, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Echelon local, Epidémiologie, Mass media, Allemagne, Europe, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Medical screening, Sanitary program, Prevention, Local scope, Epidemiology, Mass media, Germany, Europe, Human, Malignant tumor, Skin disease
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0127206
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 199406.