The State University of Pará (UEPA), in partnership with the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD), is promoting this Saturday (2), from 9 am to 3 pm, an action offering dermatological consultations in reference to Orange December.
The procedure will be open to residents at the Specialized Dermatology Reference Service, at the Center for Biological and Health Sciences (CCBS/Campus II), at the same UEPA. Anyone interested must go to the site with their ID card, CPF number, proof of residence and Unified Health System (SUS) card. The site is located at Travesa Perebebuí, 2623, in the Marco neighbourhood, in Belém.
The December Orange Campaign is an initiative aimed at raising awareness and prevention of skin cancer, so that people understand the importance of sun protection and skin care to prevent the development of this disease.
At the UEPA/CCBS Dermatology Centre, care for suspected cases of skin cancer is free and does not require prior referral.
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in Brazil. According to data from the National Cancer Institute (INCA), the country records an average of about 185,000 cases. According to the Oncology Commission of the Ministry of Health, Pará recorded 633 cases of skin cancer in 2022.
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