Your hairdresser may be a valuable ally in the battle against skin cancer.
A new study shows many hairdressers already check their client’s scalp, neck, and face for signs of skin cancer, and more than half have recommended that a client see a health care professional about an abnormal mole.
Melanomas of the scalp and neck account for 6% of all melanomas and about 10% of melanoma deaths in the U.S.
Researchers say the results suggest few hairdressers have received training in skin cancer education and may be an untapped resource in skin cancer screening and prevention.
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