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

Getting Through MRI Scans with Mary Elizabeth Williams

Manhattan-based waffle maker and red-shoe buyer Mary Elizabeth Williams has written for the Guardian on her experiences with Metastatic Melanoma. In this article, she describes the pain and anxiety involved in having an MRI: “If you’d like to replicate the sensation of what my MRIs feel like, I suggest putting a large metal pot over your… Continue reading Getting Through MRI Scans with Mary Elizabeth Williams

‘The Waiting Game’ and ‘TMI’ (CureToday.com)

Barbara Tako has written this article on curetoday.com, about a very common struggle with Cancer sufferers – waiting.  She describes her worries about previously having breast cancer, and her suspicions of friends suffering from ‘TMI’ – Too Much Information. This leads her to describe her worries when talking about her second Cancer diagnosis –  Melanoma: How… Continue reading ‘The Waiting Game’ and ‘TMI’ (CureToday.com)

XL and Be Well at New College Lanarkshire: FakeBake ✌️☀️

MASScot were so excited to be invited back to XL and B Well at New College Lanarkshire this year.  It was so beneficial for us to be raising awareness in young people, especially in the company of therapists, medical professionals – and of course the ladies at Fake Bake.  We’ll be posting all about our experiences here! As you… Continue reading XL and Be Well at New College Lanarkshire: FakeBake ✌️☀️

XL and B Well at New College Lanarkshire: Scottish Reiki

MASScot were so excited to be invited back to XL and B Well at New College Lanarkshire this year.  It was so beneficial for us to be raising awareness in young people, especially in the company of therapists, medical professionals – and of course the ladies at Fake Bake.  We’ll be posting all about our experiences here! Near… Continue reading XL and B Well at New College Lanarkshire: Scottish Reiki

Dysplastic Nevi or “Ugly Ducklings” 🐣🔍

We’ve talked about the Ugly Duckling Method  of checking your moles – that if one mole is different from the rest of your moles, it’s worth having the mole checked by your doctor.  However it’s important to remember that abnormal moles, which may even meet with ABCDE criteria, do not always equal Melanoma. Atypical moles… Continue reading Dysplastic Nevi or “Ugly Ducklings” 🐣🔍