Luckily, Phillips’s sister is a dermatologist who has educated her on the symptoms of skin cancer. Phillips went with her gut and urged Corey to get the mark checked out. It turned out to be melanoma.
Because Corey acted quickly, Phillips will only need surgery to remove the mole — no chemo or radiation is necessary. Now, she’s urging all stylists to be on the lookout for their clients’ health.
Phillips’s dermatologist Dr. Pam Davis agrees, but says you don’t need to wait until your next cut or color to look. According to Dr. Davis, the best time to check for suspicious spots is right after you shower, because its easier to see when you hair is wet.
If you think you may have a cancerous mole, talk to your doctor immediately.