Online skin cancer detection programme for therapists to launch

The first online melanoma and skin cancer education programme is due to go live this month.

Skin cancer charity Skcin is launching Masced (melanoma and skin cancer early detection) for beauty, hair and health professionals "to raise awareness, increase early detection, improve prognosis and save lives". 

Theaccredited programme will teach therapsits “skin surveillance” techniques that could help them work out when they may need to advise clients to seek medical attention. The idea is that they are often in a position to spot changes that may occur on regular clients’ skin.

Skcin business development manager Marie Tudor said: “This programme fits with the Government’s 2020 Skin Cancer Vision, which looks to make positive steps in combating skin cancer. One vital issue is how to improve the early detection of melanoma.”

Beauty businesses already registered include Toni & Guy Wilmslow and Beauty Boutique in Alderley Edge. 

Campaign manager Claire Dale launched the initiative after losing her mother to melanoma.  

Therapists can register their interest now at masced.uk.