Hairdressers matter

Posted on April 22, 2008. Filed under: customer service | Tags: , , |

Just read this article from the BBC about skin cancer on the neck and head.

Who do you think notices these spots when they are in the hair?  An attentive hairdresser can point out irregularities to their clients so that treatment can be sought sooner rather than later, increasing the survival rate.

Outlook worse’ for scalp cancer

melanoma on the neck

Cancers on the neck or scalp can be harder to spot until they have grown

Skin cancers on the scalp or neck are more deadly than those elsewhere on the body, a large study has suggested.

An analysis of 50,000 cases of melanoma found people with these cancers were nearly twice as likely to die as those with the disease on arms or legs.

Scalp and neck cancers were often found later but there seemed to be something inherently virulent about them, the Archives of Dermatology study found.

Read the complete article here.


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