Skin cancer is one of the cancers that is caused due to the development of abnormal cells in the skin that spreads to other parts of the body. The sufferers of skin cancer go through the numerous treatments ranging from drugs, medications and therapies.
One such treatment makes the use of tanning bed which carries with itself merits and few demerits along. One such patient who went for tanning therapy had a pretty tough situation. So let's know her story that may help and be a warning for a lot of cancer victims understand the proper usage of tanning beds.
Tawny Willoughby, a 27-year-old lady from Alabama, was first diagnosed with skin cancer when she was just 21. She was analysed with basal cell carcinoma for five times and squamous cell carcinoma once. These are the skin cancer types.
Tawny posted on Facebook that she visits the dermatologist every 6 or 12 months for a skin cancer check-up and cure. She preferred skin cancer treatment every time she visited the doctor. Out of which she used creams, cryosurgery and surgical excision.
Tawny was the person who opted indoor tanning a lot in her high school days. But now after knowing the consequences of tanning, she hardly goes for that round of treatment without precautions. The skin cancer treatment looks like this.
Tawny shared her selfie on Facebook that shows that lying on tanning bed caused scabbing on her face. She sets a real warning for all those who go for tanning. So there is an advice before going for tan spray "Wear sunscreen and then go for tan spray". The Tawny's image says it all.
The picture she posted on social media like Facebook, Twitter has been shared 50,000 times that went viral. But unfortunately anonymously someone reported it to be the case of graphic violence. Even after the report, the image was not removed.
Recently World Health Organization added tanning devices such as tanning beds, lamps to the list of most dangerous forms of cancer-causing radiation. Those people who use tanning bed are found to be attacked by melanoma, which is the most deadly form of the skin cancer.
The first and foremost thing to make sure is no use of tanning beds and if you use it now, stop using it as soon as possible. And consult your doctor at regular intervals and get a full skin check-up.
Always wear a hat and dress up full when in the sun. And apply broad-spectrum sunscreen 15 minutes before going in the sun.
It happens a lot that people do ignore minor skin changes but according to me, keep a strict eye on your skin and if you get any suspicious thing like a mole or such, check up immediately.