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Skin Cancer Screening in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Skin Cancer Screening.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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About Skin Cancer Screening

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is a Skin Cancer Screening?

This is a medical visual examination of your body by a doctor to check for skin cancer. Blood work is not conducted at a skin cancer screening. Skin cancer screening is usually performed to detect skin problems before they become cancerous.


Why screen for skin cancer?

Skin cancer is very common and can occur in people of different colors and races. There are various types of skin cancer which include melanoma, actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma are the most common but melanoma is the deadliest. Early detection of skin cancer is vital in providing effective treatment. If melanoma is detected before spreading it has a high chance of being cured. Regular annual examinations by a dermatologist and self-skin examinations help in early detection of skin cancer.


Who screens for skin cancer?

Skin cancer screening is usually performed by dermatologists. They also raise awareness of effective techniques that prevent skin cancer. Skin cancer screening takes about 10 minutes. Other healthcare professional and even you can examine your body. You should have someone else check your back and other areas that are hard to check. Full body examinations are recommended if possible. If not exposed areas such as hands, legs, neck and face can be checked.


What Happens During Screening?
  • A medical doctor, usually a dermatologist will screen for skin cancer by performing a full body examination.
  • The dermatologist looks for any skin changes that could be skin cancer.
  • They check the existing moles and birthmarks and the pigmentation for the ABCDE signs of melanoma. Abnormal size, shape, color or texture of moles and birthmarks or irregular patches of skin are cause for concern.

Performing a Biopsy
  • If the doctor suspects cancer, he may need to perform a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
  • A small piece of abnormal skin or mole is usually removed.
  • The doctor then studies the suspicious cells under a microscope.
  • He/she may also perform other tests on the sample of skin.
  • A biopsy is the only sure way to diagnose skin cancer.

If Cancer Is Found
  • If the biopsy results show that you have skin cancer, other tests may be done to investigate if cancer has spread within the skin or to other parts of the body such as the internal organs.
  • Usually, cancer spreads to nearby tissues and then to the lymph nodes.
  • Lymph nodes are masses of lymphatic tissue and are an important part of the immune system of the body. They play a vital role in defending against diseases by storing white blood cells and filtering lymphatic fluid.

Has the Cancer Spread?
  • To investigate if cancer has spread a lymph node test is carried out. This is often the case in melanomas.
  • The surgeon injects a blue dye, radioactive substance or both near the skin tumor.
  • The surgeon then uses a scanner to locate the lymph nodes containing the radioactive substance or dye.
  • He/she may remove the lymph nodes to examine if cancer cells are present.
  • If the doctor suspects cancer has spread, other tests such as computed axial tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) may be used to find tumors in other body parts.

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