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    It's pretty to look at, and fun to play in for about a day. But I've had about enough of it! I'm freezing and ready to see some warm weather!

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    UpandUp asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    “If anyone needs a little motivation to not lay in the tanning bed and sun here ya go! This is what skin cancer treatment can look like,”

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      I would absolutely post a picture like that because I think awareness is so important. Obviously, Tawny is an effective advocate for educating the public about the dangers of tanning beds. Pictures are worth a 1000 words, Right? I am proud of Tawny and pray she gets well.(I haven't read the article yet).

      about 1 month ago
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      I would not.
      It's a whole different ball game when YOU have such scars!

      After having many scars just like her's, some worse, and having some negative comments about them, why would I subject myself to even more criticism? I get this surgery done about twice a year. I have had 3 extensive surgeries on my face alone, the rest on my legs. I have never visited a tanning salon, mine are the result of being a lifeguard when I was young. The knowledge of skin sun damage was not known back then. Plus my added problem of a errant gene has caused several different other types of cancers.

      Her scars are quite fresh, and I would hope she will see a good plastic surgeon. Usually facial skin cancers caused by melanomas, basal, or squamous types are removed by Moh's surgery. This is a specialized field done by a Moh's surgeon.

      Poor girl, I hope she can heal without too much scaring, she's a brave kid!

      about 1 month ago
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      I would not have the courage to post those pictures. I applaud that young woman's courage. Molly, I believe that there are people out there that will blame cancer patients for their cancer's. It was sad that when you were a lifeguard there were when sunscreen was unknown, "Coppertone" caused the suns rays to be more intense.
      Perhaps that young woman will not see a plastic surgeon but keep her faded scars.

      about 1 month ago
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