The Clinic for Skin Disease, University Clinical Center Tuzla has joined this year’s Euromelanoma campaign and organized free dermatological examinations. Health professionals from the Clinic performed all examinations, dermatoscopies and surgical excisions for pathological analysis, and gave the dermatology specialist recommendations for our citizens.
During the campaign they performed more than a hundred thorough examinations and diagnosed one case of basal cell carcinoma.
On this occasion the head of the Clinic for Skin Diseases Ass. Prof. Senada Resić Džananović M.D. explained that atypical changes on the skin require a multidisciplinary approach, and in addition to dermatologists, the oncology council includes doctors from the Clinic for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as doctors from the Clinic for Oncology and Radiotherapy.
“Euromelanoma is an annual campaign organized to raise public awareness of melanoma and the detection of other suspicious lesions of the skin in early stages. By joining the campaign, we want to highlight the importance of prevention and early detection of melanoma, because with timely diagnosis and promptly initiated therapy, we can significantly reduce the number of deaths caused by melanoma, which is considered to be the most malignant tumor in the human body,” said Dr. Resić.
Dr Resić also said that the Clinic is working to expanding its range of services and obtain modern medical equipment to provide the best quality medical services and diagnostics. “The management of the University Clinical Center Tuzla recognized the needs of our Clinic, and currently we are waiting for new dermatoscopes and CO2 lasers to arrive” she said.
According to the World Health Organization an estimated 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed and more than 22.000 people die from melanoma in Europe each year.
The Euromelanoma campaign started in Belgium in 1999 and spread to 33 countries. Bosnia and Herzegovina became active Euromelanoma member in 2011.