Wednesday , June 23 2021

Skin cancer is more common in Tyrol: it is still unclear

Innsbruck – Every year, 36 new cases of skin cancer per 100,000 people are diagnosed in Tyrol and Vorarlberg. It is almost double that in other countries (21: 100,000). Experts attribute this to one hand for better data collection – but this could be due to external behavior or high altitude, a skin cancer expert at Innsbruck University Hospital Van Anh Nguyen at a press conference said.

In the joint study with Bolzano and Trieste should explore the background of this visibility. This should be especially the external influences of such. As mountain affinity – keyword: sunlamp – Tyrolean or genetic differences were tested. "We recommend going to a dermatologist every year," says Nguyen. "If melanoma is detected at an early stage, recovery rates are 90 to 100 percent."

The expert also has good news for people with advanced melanoma: "Today there is more hope for patients than before. Patients can survive for five years who died a year ago."

Symposium in Innsbruck

According to Nguyen, children should be protected from strong sunlight, as otherwise damage would result in genetic material that could not be remedied later.

The issue of skin cancer will probably also be the focus of a dermatological conference that will take place between November 29 and December 1 in Innsbruck. Among the international guest speakers will be cancer expert USA Boris Bastian.

The program also covers HIV and sex illnesses. Mario Sarcletti, chief of the special outpatient clinic for HIV and sexual health, said that while the WHO was diagnosing the 90-90-90 goal (90 percent of those infected, 90 percent in therapy, and 90 percent more infectious) already achieved in 2015. However, for action is still great.

"To stop the HIV epidemic, we need to stop proliferation," Sarcletti said. The first problem: many hospitals come late for diagnosis. Another problem is the increase in sexually transmitted diseases. "Those infected with gonorrhea, syphilis, or chlamydia are more likely to become infected with HIV," Sarcletti explained. Since 2005, the incidence of syphilis has more than doubled since 2010 (gonorrhea). As a result, Sarcletti calls for an increase in "sexual negligence," which is due to good HIV therapy.

Tripper is getting stronger again

Speaking of HIV Therapy: For two years, Mr. For example, a person with high behaviors has prescribed HIV-PrEP. When taken daily, the tablet protects against infections with more than 90% confidence. But it does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, which poses challenges to doctors. The bacterial pathogen is all resistant to antibiotics. WHO has already put on a list of superbactics that need new therapies.

Although it is normal for women to go to a gynecologist, men often do not know who to turn to questions about sexually transmitted diseases. "Men are weak," says Sarcletti. (TT)

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– dpa

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