Innsbruck – There are 36 new cases of skin cancer per 100,000 residents diagnosed each year at Tirol and Vorarlberg. That is almost twice as much as in other states (21: 100,000). Experts attribute this on the one hand to collect better data – but it may also be due to outdoor or high-rise behavior, says a skin cancer specialist at the Innsbruck University Hospital, Van Anh Nguyen at a press conference.
In a joint study with Bolzano and Trieste, the background for this prominence is now being investigated. It should be particularly the external influences of this type. Like the mountain affinity – keyword: sunlight – Tyrolean or genetic differences are explored. "We recommend going to the dermatologist every year," said Nguyen. "If melanoma is discovered early, the chance to recover is 90 to 100 percent."
The expert also has good news for those with an advanced step melanoma: "There is more hope today for patients than before. Patients can survive five years that died earlier than a year."
Symposium in Innsbruck
According to Nguyen, children in particular need to be protected from strong sunlight, otherwise harm would result in the genetic material that could not be repaired later.
The dermatology conference focus will be a skin cancer issue that will take place between November 29 and December 1 in Innsbruck. International guest speakers will be the US cancer specialist, Boris Bastian.
The program also includes HIV and unreal diseases. Mario Sarcletti, head of the Special Outpatient Clinic for HIV and Sexual Health, stated that WHO found the 90-90-90 target (90 per cent of the infected patients, 90 per cent in therapy and 90 per cent no longer infectious) already achieved in 2015. However, the need for action is still great.
"To stop HIV epidemic, we need to give the most of it," said Sarcletti. The first problem: many victims arrive late for diagnosis. The second problem is the increase in sexually transmitted diseases. "Those who have been infected with gonorrhea, syphilis or chlamydia are more likely to be infected with HIV," Sarcletti explained. Since 2005, the number of cases of syphilis is more than doubled, since 2010, namely gonorrhea (gonorrhea). As a reason for this, Sarcletti calls "growing sexual impairment" is growing, which is also due to good HIV therapy.
Triple spreads stronger yet
Speaking about HIV therapy: For two years, z. For example, let people with high risk behavior have HIV-PrEP prescription. When taken daily, the tablet protects infection with confidence over 90 percent. But it does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases such as the gonrhea, which poses challenges for doctors. The pathogen bacterium is increasingly resistant to antibiotics. The WHO is already placed on the list of super bacteria, which needs new therapies.
Although it is normal for women to go to the gynecologist, men often do not know who to turn to questions about sexually transmitted diseases. "Men are not kept," said Sarcletti. (TT)