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.

Sunbeds and Evolving Attitudes: Complex & Important to Understand

During this weekend’s event, we had some interesting conversations with members about changing attitudes to tanning beds since the 1970’s.  We talked about how it’s important to understand the risks haven’t always been as apparent as they were.  However, some still use sunbeds as part of their routine –  so widespread education is still essential.… Continue reading Sunbeds and Evolving Attitudes: Complex & Important to Understand

Inspired Costumes & Inspiring People – Stephanie & Francis’ Halloween Fundraiser 💀 👻😈 😸👼🐵🎃

We were blown away and so flattered to hear that Stephanie Nugent & her husband Francis were arranging a Halloween fundraiser for MASScot last weekend! MASScot are Scotland’s only Skin Cancer charity and we do not receive funding from pharmaceutical companies – every single donation matters to us a huge amount. So obviously, we were… Continue reading Inspired Costumes & Inspiring People – Stephanie & Francis’ Halloween Fundraiser 💀 👻😈 😸👼🐵🎃

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” 🐣🔍

A Tan is Your Body Trying to Protect Itself

“Tans form as a result of damage to the skin by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When our skin is exposed to the sun we begin to produce melatonin, a dark pigment, to act as a protective layer. This pigment is known as a tan, but is really displaying that your body is trying to protect itself… Continue reading A Tan is Your Body Trying to Protect Itself

Preventing Skin Cancer from Coming Back (from Harvard Health)

The fear of skin cancer returning has been described as life changing by those who experience it. Here’s Harvard Health on steps we can take to try and prevent skin cancer (and other ailments) from re-occurring. If you’re struggling to cope with worries about Skin Cancer, call our support line and talk patient to patient… Continue reading Preventing Skin Cancer from Coming Back (from Harvard Health)