Cancer detection course gains national exposure

An ABT-accredited course which offers therapists training in how to recognise early signs of skin cancer, has received national exposure in the Daily Mail.

The online article highlights the success of the MASCED programme, run by skin cancer charity Skcin, which has taught almost 10,000 beauty and nail professionals how to spot changes in clients' skin that could be melanoma or skin cancer. 

In the article, beauty therapist Erika Hodgkiss explains how she spotted a mole on client Jayne Hobbs' chest which, after medical consultation, resulted in a diagnosis of melanoma. Thanks to Erika's early detection, Jayne was able to have the cancerous mole removed and doctors were able to confirm that the cancer had not spread.

Jayne told the Daily Mail: “If I hadn't had that facial, if Erika hadn't seen the mole, if she hadn't been on the course, I don't know what would have happened. I'm so lucky all those things came together in time.”

Find out more about the MASCED course.