Talking to Your Clients about Skin Cancer

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$30 members / $50 non-members     2.0 CE credits     Video

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This course describes how skin cancer occurs, how to recognize it in your clients and how to talk to them about it. It also includes details on how to educate your clients about skin cancer detection and prevention.


This course underlines the fact that massage therapists may be the first line of defense in detecting skin cancer lesions for many of their clients. Massage therapists may be the only ones to view their clients’ backs and a knowledge of how skin cancer occurs and how to recognize it may save a client’s life. When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Assess how massage therapists can be the first line of defense against skin cancer.
  • Define basics of skin cancer and how skin cancer occurs.
  • Describe how to recognize various types of skin lesions.
  • Develop communication methods for talking to clients about an important but delicate subject.
  • List the resources available to educate clients about skin cancer detection and prevention.

About the author(s)

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.

Course Expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course Approval Codes

LCEU0002763, MSP #230


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


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