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Skin Cancer Screening Packages for Early Diagnosis of Melanoma | May 8-12, 2017: Greek Skin Cancer Awareness Week

02 May 2017

On the occasion of the Greek Skin Cancer Awareness Week (May 8-12, 2017), HYGEIA Group is offering a skin exam by a dermatologist free-of-charge, as well as specialized skin cancer screening tests at special rates for the early diagnosis of suspicious moles.

Specifically, HYGEIA and MITERA hospitals, as well as HYGEIA Group diagnostic centers Hygeianet Athens and Peristeri, are offering a free-of-charge skin exam by a dermatologist for a week. The free exam is available to anyone visiting the HYGEIA (www.hygeia.gr) and MITERA (www.mitera.gr) websites or Facebook pages www.facebook.com/HygeiaHospital, www.facebook.com/mitera.hospital and www.facebook.com/ygeianet from Tuesday May 2 to Friday May 5, 2017.

In addition, HYGEIA Hospital and diagnostic centers Hygeianet Athens and Peristeri are offering skin cancer screening tests for the early diagnosis of suspicious moles at special rates throughout the month of May. Specifically, HYGEIA is offering small area mole mapping at €75 and large area at €115, while the Hygeianet Centers are offering a dermoscopy exam at €40. The special rates are available to anyone visiting the HYGEIA website or the Facebook pages listed above from Tuesday May 2 to Friday May 5, 2017.

Interested parties may fill out their details in the relevant forms (http://www.omilos-hygeia.gr/microsite/exetasi-spilon/ for free-of-charge exam by a dermatologist and http://www.omilos-hygeia.gr/microsite/xartografisi-spilon/ for mole mapping and dermoscopy).
They will then receive an email with all the information on how to have the exams performed.

Skin cancer is currently one of the 10 types of cancer with the highest incidence among European populations. Every year, around 130,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma worldwide and some 37,000 people die of the condition. According to experts, 90% of melanomas can be treated if diagnosed early. Melanoma incidents have increased in European countries in the last 50 years, especially among younger people, due to environmental changes, excessive sun exposure and lifestyle changes.