On Thursday 8.9.2022, the team of the Open Polyclinic of Thessaloniki, participated in the awareness-raising and preventive dermatological screening action, organized by IOM, in the framework of the HELIOS program that takes place at SolidarityNow. Refugees from Ukraine, Syria, Congo, as well as the native population living in the wider Thessaloniki area, were examined by the MdM dermatologist and informed about dermatological diseases, such as melanoma, as well as ways of prevention and care.
Careful clinical examination and dermoscopy are the most important means of diagnosing melanoma and the whole body should be studied for lesions. The increasing incidence of cases makes it one of the fastest spreading malignant diseases in humans. Melanoma is completely curable if diagnosed and treated early.