LAU Medical Center Rizk Hospital organized for the second year in a row a Skin Cancer Awareness Day as part of its constant pursuit to regularly encourage the public to take the necessary health precautions. LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital invited media, hospital visitors patients and residents, to get free screening for skin cancer by Dr. Zeina Tannous, Chair of Dermatology Department at the hospital under the theme: “Sun is Hot, Skin Cancer is Not”.
The Dermatology Department at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital aimed at delivering the message through a screening, tips and advices on how to protect your skin, quizzes with a variety of valuable prizes.
The following tips were highlighted to prevent skin cancer:
- applying sunscreen repeatedly throughout the day;
- wearing protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses;
- remain constantly hydrated;
- avoid being directly under the sun from 10 am till 2 pm, that is when the sun is most harmful.
“Melanoma is the most dangerous skin cancer with a rapid increase in the number of patients getting this disease. For that reason, it is very important to raise awareness of how to protect ourselves from all the daily factors we are exposed to” said Dr. Tannous. She added that it is not recommended to disregard any unusual sign or mark revealed by our bodies, as any early detection of the disease increases the chance of cure.
LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital is always keen to provide its patients and the public with the best health services and the necessary preemptive protections so that it never gets too late!