Your hair stylist or barber sees parts of your body you can’t. Melanomas can develop in the scalp, behind your ears and on your neck and a savvy stylist could save your life. To educate more stylists about what to look for that would warrant referral to a dermatologist, Contour Dermatology hosts an annual HEADS UP seminar in conjunction with the National Skin Cancer Foundation. Dr. Timothy Jochen says that when skin cancer is caught early, it’s much easier to treat and that people should ask their stylist to take a closer look at their scalp every time they are at the salon, in addition to an annual skin cancer screening with their dermatologist.
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