MASScot was originally founded in 2003 by Professor Rona MacKie CBE, as a support group for Melanoma patients and their carers. The main focus continues to be the provision of practical and psychological support for those affected by Melanoma or other skin cancers. The group is run by patients, ex-patients and carers.
We aim to support people who have been diagnosed with Melanoma and other skin cancers. We provide complementary support, counselling and therapy services for skin cancer patients and their carers.
We raise awareness of skin cancer issues in Scottish schools & colleges, supermarkets, conferences, at Parliament and online. Since 2013, our schools’ education project has reached over 40,000 pupils; educating young people on the dangers of the sun and the importance of skin protection.
Our campaign work also focuses on important issues such as stricter licensing for sunbed operators, and increasing the number of specialist dermatologists. We also run fundraising events throughout the year.
The MASScot team.