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MASCED Mole and Spot Screening

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"I hereby pledge to do my best in raising awareness of the importance of sun safety and skin cancer prevention amongst my patient community and will use my MASCED Pro training to aid the early detection of suspicious lesions in my workplace, to help, where possible to detect skin cancer early, improve prognosis and save lives."



Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK. However, the vast majority of these are preventable.


There are 2 main types of skin cancer; 

Non-Melanoma are the most common types of skin cancer. Two most common types are Basal Cell Carcinoma (being the most common) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

These appear on sun exposed areas like the face, hands, neck and arms but are not connected to moles and tend to appear gradually.


Melanoma are less common, but are the most dangerous form of skin cancer. They can develop from pre-existing moles, but 70% appear as new marks. They can appear on any part of the body but most commonly seen on men's bodies and woman's legs.   

When checking moles or other marks the ABCDE system helps to identify and monitor any changes. 







                                                                                                        Images by national skin cancer awareness charity Skcin and MASCED.

For more information:

Mole Asymmetry
Mole Border
Mole Colour
Mole Diameter
Mole Evolution
British Association of Dermatologists
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