Tawny Willoughby was always attentive to her appearance. And that meant not only sports but also a uniform tan, which would enhance her body. To achieve this, she also went to the solarium 4-5 times a week, until she bought her own solarium at home.
Unfortunately, this also had consequences. At the age of 21, she was diagnosed with skin cancer.
When she turned 27, she was battling five forms of cancer (it is a malignant tumor). The treatments he went through were extremely painful. Nothing could stop the prospect of developing the worst form of skin cancer.
After realizing how bad the solarium could cause her, the young woman decided to help others avoid the same mistake. She posted a photo on a social network, which shows the facial wounds caused by cancer.
“If anyone needs any motivation to give up the solarium, look here! This is skin cancer. Use sunscreen and tanning spray if you want dark skin. You only have one skin and you should take care of it! Learn from the mistakes of others! Bronze prevents you from seeing your children grow. That’s my biggest fear right now, that I have a two-year-old boy, “Tawny wrote.
She was soon overwhelmed by thousands of comments and questions. So she described her story in more detail.
“To answer some of the questions and comments I received, I tell you my story. Most often I went to the solarium in high school. I went 4-5 times a week (because I didn’t touch the bronze color quickly). Never after going to the solarium did I stay in the sun on the same day. I received my first diagnosis of skin cancer when I was 21 years old. Now, at 27, I have five times deeper basal cell carcinoma. I go to the dermatologist every 6-12 months.
Any wound does not heal, eventually bleeding and crusting. And this means that they are unlikely to leave scars or, worse, to deepen metastasis. Melanoma disfigures and kills!
I am happy to answer any question about my story and skin cancer “, the young woman wrote.
The woman still faces the effects of her tanning habit for several years and continues to share her experiences with others. While she is grateful that she discovered cancer early and can be treated, she must also remain vigilant. This means regular visits to the dermatologist.
If Tawny could turn back time, she wouldn’t risk her life for the bronze. He has learned the hard way and takes the risks! “I lost the number of people who shared my story and told me I helped them,” she said.
Do you have a friend who goes to the solarium? Make sure he/she reads this story too!