#DrawingofTheWeek: Julia Thomson and Ingrid Morley!

MASScot’s education project has allowed us to talk to 17,000 children about #SunSafety. As we’ve seen over the past few months, these sun savvy kids are also talented artists, and we love sharing their colourful creations with you.  Today we want to say thanks to Ingrid and Julia from Bearsden Academy for laying out this important message.… Continue reading #DrawingofTheWeek: Julia Thomson and Ingrid Morley!

#DrawingOfTheWeek: Lorna Robertson, Eilidh Smith, Vivienne Birch & Beth Brown

MASScot have reached 17,000 children all over Scotland with Sun Safety Education.  We want to make a real difference in the rates of skin cancer by helping kids grow up with the know-how to protect their skin from harmful rays. This week, for our featured drawing, we have an dazzling team effort from Bearsden Academy.  So… Continue reading #DrawingOfTheWeek: Lorna Robertson, Eilidh Smith, Vivienne Birch & Beth Brown

Most Common Skin Cancer in the UK – What to Look For May Surprise You.

Here’s how Skin Cancer can look:    Here’s another example of Skin Cancer: Here’s a different example of Skin Cancer: “BCC is a non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common type (greater than 80%) of all skin cancer in the UK.” Notice any sores or scars like this on your own, your partners, your… Continue reading Most Common Skin Cancer in the UK – What to Look For May Surprise You.

Skin Checking Behaviours, Taking a Pro-Active Approach, and the Power of the Selfie

Let’s talk about behaviour.  An extremely large number of people who know the realities of Melanoma are readily and regularly performing skin checks and visiting their doctors.  Many, however, do not expect skin cancer to affect them at all. MASScot wants to encourage a pro-active approach to potential Skin Cancers, as early diagnosis is absolutely… Continue reading Skin Checking Behaviours, Taking a Pro-Active Approach, and the Power of the Selfie

‘The Middle of The Night’ – Writing Pieces on Loss from Pulse

The short stories featured and quoted here are very emotional, we would not encourage you to read them if you think reading about loss may take you to a bad place. Here at MASScot we are passionate about patient experience.  We have participated in research to potentially better meet the requirements of Melanoma patients. We also recommend… Continue reading ‘The Middle of The Night’ – Writing Pieces on Loss from Pulse