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Could Hairdressers Help Detect Scalp Melanomas?

Use of a brief educational video increased hairdressers’ knowledge of melanoma detection and improved their self-confidence to detect skin lesions, according to a study published in JAMA Dermatology.

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‘You Would Have Been Dead In A Year’: Why It’s Time To Get Your Skin Checked

If not for her mother-in-law’s insistence she see a doctor, Kate Stead may have not lived to share her story.

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Mysterious Eye Cancer Cluster Strikes Young Women Within 25 Miles of a North Carolina Town – as 15 are Diagnosed With Disease That Only Affects Five in Every Million

An eye cancer cluster has affected nearly two dozen people and killed four within a 25-mile radius of a North Carolina town over the last decade – and experts have no idea what’s causing it.

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Looking Below The Locks: Teaching Hairdressers To Spot Melanoma

Of all types of skin cancer, melanoma causes the majority of deaths. When on the scalp it can be especially difficult to catch in a self-examination — when was the last time you examined the top of your head?

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