Haircut Saves Virginia Man's Life

Haircut Saves Virginia Man's Life

Hair professionals can be the first line of defense when it comes to spotting skin cancer. Chrystina Head shares one story of a Virginia man and the hairdresser that he says saved his life.
(WWBT) Chen Thai has only been Steve Dodges's hair stylist for about a year, but in that time the two have become very close. Maybe it's because Chen helped save his life.

"She looked at my scalp as she always does, and said, 'I noticed something here that looks a little different. You have a mole that's asymmetrical. The color looks a little suspicious to me," Dodge said.

Little did Dodge know Thai had been monitoring the mole for several months. She said the mole changed very quickly, which is why she urged him to see a doctor.

When he finally went to the doctor, he found out it was skin cancer. He had surgery two weeks ago and is now cancer free.

He says he has Thai to thank, but she says it's all in a day's work.

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