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Massage Therapists & Early Skin Cancer Detection


According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3.5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. As summer nears, massage therapists are in a unique position to help clients with early detection.

Following are resources to help massage therapists understand the role they can play in the early detection of skin cancer.

Talking to Your Clients About Skin Cancer | 2 CE Credits

AMTA 2017 National Convention in Pasadena, California

Amanda Friedrichs, M.D., specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the many forms of skin cancer, acne, eczema and psoriasis. She volunteers with the American Academy of Dermatology and educates the public about the importance of skin cancer prevention and early detection.

The American Academy of Dermatology will discuss what massage therapists should know about skin cancer. Get tips on different types of cancer and how you can comfortably approach a client about a lesion. This CE takes place on September 14 in Pasadena, California.

Learn more & register for AMTA National Convention »


Skin Deep: Massage Therapists & Early Detection of Skin Cancer

When discovered in the early stages, skin cancer is highly curable—and massage therapists are in the perfect position to help with early detection when they know what to look for. Learn about the different types of skin cancer, tips to identify melanoma, what massage therapists can do to help and tips to protect yourself against skin cancer.

Read the full article in Massage Therapy Journal »


AAD Resources for Your Massage Practice

AMTA partnered with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) on downloadable resources for massage therapists, including spot message delivery tips and a spot infographic.

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