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[WEBINAR] Skin cancer training: Can you spot a skin cancer?

Posted by National Skin Cancer Centres on Apr 21, 2020 11:49:38 AM

You could help save a client's life by learning to identify suspicious spots that could be skin cancer.

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with 2 in 3 Australians diagnosed with the potentially lethal disease by the age of 70. Yet, many people don't know what to look for.

Beauticians, physiotherapists, massage therapists, nurses, hairdressers, tattooists and other allied health professionals can spend a great deal of time looking at their clients' bodies - often sighting skin in hard-to-see areas.

Learning to identify characteristics of skin cancer and encouraging your clients to get their skin checked could save their lives.

Watch the video below as Dermoscopist Elena West shows what signs to look out for, in this training session and Q&A on skin cancer detection.


Some of the questions addressed towards the end of the webinar include:

  • Can skin tags turn cancerous?
  • Are white spots dangerous?
  • How much are skin checks?
  • Can a freckle on the bottom of the foot turn cancerous?
  • Do clients need a doctor's referral for a skin check?
  • Is it okay to use SPF40+ or 50+ sunscreen?
  • When should children get a skin check?

Please share and help us save lives.

Topics: skin cancer