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Skin Cancer Patient Shows The Horror Of Tanning By Clicking Graphic Selfies

Skin Cancer Patient Shows The Horror Of Tanning By Clicking Graphic Selfies
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We all love to go to the beach and get ourselves a good tan sometimes. But tanning can happen by other ways as well. Using spray tans or tanning beds is a good way to get an even tan but utilizing a tanning bed on a regular basis can also lead to carcinoma of the skin i.e skin cancer.

27-year-old Tawny Willoughby used a tanning bed at least 4-5 times in a week without realizing the adverse effects of it. She would be tanning since her teenage years and was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of 21. After that, she has had basal cell carcinoma 5 times and squamous cell carcinoma once. Now, at 27, she visits the dermatologist twice in a year to get the harmful bit of skin evacuated and shares a guideline in order to lead a cancer-free life. 

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With the help of graphic selfie images, Tawny has described the ill effects of tanning.

With the help of graphic selfie images, Tawny has described the ill effects of tanning.

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She would lay down on a tanning bed around 4 to 5 times a week.

She would lay down on a tanning bed around 4 to 5 times a week.

She wasn't aware of the complications she would face later in life

Back in her college days, she had no idea that using a tanning bed could lead to skin cancer.

Back in her college days, she had no idea that using a tanning bed could lead to skin cancer.

And that her lifestyle choice would lead to this

After going through cancer treatments, her skin started looking like this.

After going through cancer treatments, her skin started looking like this.

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It's a never ending process of visiting the oncologist along with a dermatologist every few months to get a check up of yourself.

It's a never ending process of visiting the oncologist along with a dermatologist every few months to get a check up of yourself.

If any cancer cells are detected, they will be putting you on anti-cancer treatments once again

Instead, a better option is to use a good amount of sunscreen and use spray tans if necessary.

Instead, a better option is to use a good amount of sunscreen and use spray tans if necessary.

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