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Dundee United football star opens new cancer support centre

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Jordan Moore (centre) with MASScot Staff and Volunteers Jordan Moore (centre) with MASScot Staff and Volunteers

Melanoma Action and Support Scotland (MASScot) held their grand opening of the organisations brand

Melanoma Action and Support Scotland (MASScot) held their grand opening of the organisations brand new support and retail centre which will help raise funds and provide therapies for melanoma and skin cancer patients along with their carers.

Dundee United Footballer Jordan Moore (21) who is currently on loan at Hampden based side Queens Park cut the ribbon on the centre last Thursday. Jordan who began his footballing career playing for East Dunbartonshire Boys Club is no stranger to melanoma after being diagnosed with the disease early last year after discovering a seemingly harmless looking mole. After two operations, the striker fought back and is now back playing football full time for the Glasgow outfit and always encourages those worried about moles to consult their doctor.

The centre which is based at 36 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, provides therapy, office and retail space all under one roof. MASScot ensure that patients are supported throughout their diagnosis and beyond and offer a range of therapies and methods of support during a difficult time. The new centre is handy for all major transport links and ensures that MASScot’s service users are always able to seek support when they need it most.

Leigh Smith MBE who is the MASScot Chair stated: “This new centre gives us a great space which allows us to continue to provide one to one support for both patients and carers. Our services are crucial considering that melanoma is one of the most common cancers in young adults aged 15-34. ”

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