5th May in the world mark the Day of melanoma diagnosis. This date began to be celebrated in the world since 1999, Russia joined the events in 2007. The purpose of the action is to draw people's attention to the risks associated with prolonged sun exposure and fashion for sunburn, as well as early diagnosis of skin cancer. In recent decades, the incidence of melanoma has increased worldwide. Thus, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in 2002, 160,000 new cases of melanoma were identified (of which 41,000 were fatal), and in 2012 there were 232,000 new cases (of which 55,300 were fatal). According to the recently published statistical digest "The incidence of malignant neoplasms in Russia", about 130 cases of skin tumors, including melanoma, are detected every day in our country. It is early diagnosis that is crucial for the successful treatment of melanoma. Within the framework of the events timed to the Day of Melanoma Diagnosis, the presentation of the book by Tyumen physician Aleksei Getman for oncologists, dermatovenereologists and cosmetologists, as well as for other specialists engaged in the observation and treatment of patients with skin tumors (including melanoma), "Dermatoscopy of skin tumors" . This book is the first national, original and fully illustrated guide to dermatoscopy. Alexey Dmitrievich Getman is a surgeon-oncologist of the highest category with more than 15 years of experience in the Tyumen Oncology Dispensary and NEO-Clinic, associate professor of the Department of Dermatovenereology with the New Dermatoscopy Course, Ph.D. - noted at the presentation that every 5-10 years the number of cases of melanoma development doubles, and in some countries it triples and today it accounts for 3-4% of all malignant tumors. "Melanoma can develop from an already existing birthmark or appear on the skin that has not been changed," said Alexey Dmitrievich. "But who is forewarned is armed!"
Armed with the systematic knowledge of Aleksey Getman's long experience of how to diagnose melanoma in time, terrible consequences can be avoided, since diagnostics at an early stage and subsequent adequate treatment practically in all cases imply complete recovery of the patient. The book was highly appreciated by colleagues from the Russian Society of Dermatoscopy and Optical Skin Diagnostics. And now the publication went on a free sale.