Hair Stylists And Skin Cancer
October 19, 2011 by staff
According to NPR, public officials say the hair stylists, who spend much time looking at the back of people’s heads, could play a vital role in detecting skin cancer, helping about injuries potentially cancerous skin on your customers the scalp, neck and face.
A poll published on Monday suggests that some hair stylists and informally and examinations for skin cancer on the clients. In a survey of 203 workers in the Houston area beauty salon, 58 percent of respondents told researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health that a customer had called at least once to get a mole checked by a medical professional.
“Almost all dermatologists anecdotally I’ve talked to has told me, Yes, I have a case of melanoma referred to me by a professional hair,” said Alan Geller, a professor at Harvard and study co-NPR.
Because hairdressers and barbers see clients regularly and frequently to exchange tips with them, public health officials in recent years have hired to help workers living ‘in various awareness campaigns on health, including promotion of women to seek mammograms and men to get prostate exams. Many efforts have focused on reaching minority communities.
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