Skin Cancer Check May Come with New Hairdo

“Hairdressers and barbers are often first to spot skin changes that signal melanoma, experts say. With a hairdresser’s help, potentially cancerous abnormalities can be detected early, when they are most treatable, the researchers said. Already, many hair professionals say they do examine their clients’ head, neck and face, according to the study, published in the October issue of the Archives of Dermatology. And many more expressed interest in doing so, the survey found.”

“I’ve had numerous referrals from hairdressers, said Dr. Michele Green, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “They notice, because that’s what they’re doing all day long.” “

Dr. Green has more to say about early detection and treatment here http://www.michelegreenmd.com/medical/skin-cancer-treatment/ .

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