Massage Therapists and Skin Cancer Detection

Massage Therapists Can Play an Important Role in Early Skin Cancer Detection

from Digital Journal

"Annie Powell was just 16 when she had several moles removed on her body as a precautionary measure. A few years later, at 20, Powell was diagnosed with the deadliest type of skin cancer, a malignant melanoma and had it removed from her back by her dermatologist. Powell was lucky. Caught early, she was able to beat a fatal disease.

"Melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, but it also causes the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. It’s also not uncommon for people who have had melanoma to develop another melanoma. And unfortunately for Powell, that would be the case."

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