Yorkshire spa raises skin cancer awareness

Staff at a West Yorkshire spa recently passed a skin cancer awareness course, providing them with the knowledge to help detect the early warning signs of the disease in their clients.

All 13 staff members at Alexandra House Spa, Huddersfield, have successfully completed MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection), a programme developed specifically for beauty professionals that allows them to observe any changes that may occur on their clients' skin.

The initiative has been developed by Skcin, a leading prevention and awareness skin cancer charity, and is also in line with the Government's 2020 Skin Cancer Vision, which aims to make positive steps in combatting the disease.

Speaking about the course, spa owner, Dr. Maxine Stead, says: “Early detection is vital, yet many people are unaware of the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer. By taking the time to learn how to identify suspicious lesions, we are in a unique position to help detect the early signs of skin cancer and advise our clients to take action.”