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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Cuba. Because Cubans work outdoors in the farm and ranch businesses, sun exposure may be excessive, especially if protective measures are not taken. Over a lifetime, pre-neoplastic conditions (actinic keratoses, lentigo maligna) and cancers of the skin may occur in sun damaged parts of the body. Cancers of the skin (melanoma, mycosis fungoides, Kaposi's sarcoma, Merkel cell carcinoma) may be life threatening. A very worrisome trend is the prevalence of malignant melanoma increasing markedly across the World, including Cuba.

Skin Pharmacology and Therapeutics

CUBA SKIN INSTITUTE is a non-profit humanitarian public-private effort in healthcare services related to educating people about proper skin care as well as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, especially benign skin growths and skin cancers. Ongoing national research furthers our efforts to continually improve skin disease diagnosis and treatment.

CUBA SKIN INSTITUTE has a growing network of talented licensed healthcare professionals whose humanitarian goal is to deliver fully integrated, cost effective skin disease diagnosis and treatment across as well as healthy skin and skin cancer prevention programs. These professionals include primary healthcare providers, dermatopathologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation therapists. USA citizens or permanent residents of the USA who participate in our humanitarian activities must be authorized to travel to Cuba through the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control.

People may contact us to request additional information about skin care and skin diseases as well as obtain an appointment for skin cancer screening by licensed healthcare professionals in our CUBA SKIN INSTITUTE network.

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