Beauty Professionals Can Help Save Lives By Detecting Skin Cancer
Eyes On Cancer|SkyMD has seen the benefits of partnering with beauty professionals to train and certify them to recognize early signs of skin cancer on their guests. They are the real heroes in this next story.
Lisa, a hairstylist, spotted a suspicious lesion on her guest’s scalp and recommended she see a doctor. Her guest would later return and thank Lisa for saving her life. It was melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Had her guest waited to be seen by a doctor, it may have ended her life.
As beauty professionals, you are the ones who see the surfaces of your guests’ skin and scalp more frequently than their doctors. Barbers and hairstylists comb through and part the hair of men and women who have no idea what is going on underneath their hair. The beauty professional is perfectly positioned to make a difference by doing more than just making them feel good about the way they look. You are the vehicle that can literally help them by being trained to spot potential skin cancers and prompt them to seek medical attention.
Eyes On Cancer is here for you! Our 20-minute skin cancer and melanoma awareness course was created for you! This training is set up to show you what the most common skin cancers look like (basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma). You’ll learn the ABCs of skin cancer, and how to speak with your guests about what you see and encourage them to take the next step of being seen by a doctor for diagnosis and treatment options.
To date, more than 11,000 beauty and wellness professionals have completed the course and we continue to hear testimonials from those beauty professionals who are helping to save their guests’ lives. YOU can make the difference between life and death.
Click here to take the course now. Upon completion of the course, you will know what to look for and how to address your guests without the fear that can lead to bystander syndrome. Trained eyes save lives—see something, say something and save a life.