Health & Fit Woman Shares Skin Cancer Selfie to Warn Against the Dangers of Tanning Beds
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If there’s any one piece of advice to take from health and beauty articles, it’s that sunscreen is not optional. When you’re rubbing in sunscreen, you probably focus on your nose, cheeks, and forehead. But when was the last time you made sure to cover your eyelids? A small UK study found that volunteers were more likely to miss the areas around their eyes than any other spots. Nearly 14 percent left their eyelids unprotected, and 77 missed the spot between the inner corner of the eye and the bridge of the nose.
Most of us can probably point to something we regret doing as a teen. But while some of those choices, likefrom our past, make for great brunch fodder, other choices are far more concerning. Take, for instance, Mallory Lubbock's . The 26-year-old Iowa mom is calling out her former use of tanning beds on Facebook with a post-surgery skin cancer selfie — and it's going viral.
After having a cancerous growth removed from her upper lip, Lubbock is sharing her story in the hopes that more teens won't make the same tanning mistake she did. "I remember seeing skin cancer posts on Facebook and thinking, Oh, that'll never happen to me," she told.
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But after having a cancerous growth removed, Lubbock decided to share her own skin cancer selfie. "I wanted to bring awareness to not only what can happen when you're out in the sun without sunscreen but also in a tanning bed," Lubbock said. "I went every single day for two years, and almost every day for four. I'm so young and will now deal with this the rest of my life."
In her post, she stresses the lifelong impacts of skin cancer. "I now get to go back for suture removal/wound check, an appointment to get my WHOLE body checked out, VERY routine checkups for a long while, and then routine checkups for life, and almost 100% certainly many more painful ass appointments of getting skin cancer taken off my body," she wrote.
In apublished last spring, researchers found that American teens, especially teen girls, are likely to be introduced to tanning by their mothers. Lubbock specifically addresses the link, issuing a plea to stop the cancer-causing cycle.
Caitlyn Jenner Posted an Important PSA About Skin Cancer and Sunscreen
Jenner recently had some "sun damage" removed from the tip of her nose and reminds everyone to "always wear your sunblock!"Never underestimate the importance of sunscreen, or you could be increasing your risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Caitlyn Jenner recently got a painful reminder of this fact, and on Tuesday, she posted about her experience on Instagram to warn other people against making the same mistake.
"Get your daughters out of tanning beds. Get your 16-year-old sister out of them. Hell, get out of them yourselves! It's so not worth it. I will try like hell to make sure my daughter will not be laying in a single tanning bed while she is under my roof," she wrote. "I hope her just hearing about and seeing Mama go through this will be enough."
These graphic skin cancer selfies actually do help prevent skin cancer. As Allure, researchers found that viral posts like Lubbock's can cause a spike in searches for skin cancer prevention. "We conclude that an ordinary person's social media post caught the public's imagination and led to significant increases in public engagement with skin cancer prevention," the study authors wrote.
To help prevent skin cancer, you know the drill: Wear your, seek shade, and stay away from tanning beds. As Lubbock's viral post shows, you can also be an advocate for keeping your loved ones out of tanning beds, too.
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Lisa Pace was diagnosed with her first melanoma at age 23. She didn't think it was a big deal. Almost 20 years later, she's had 86 skin cancer surgeries."If I could go back and talk to my 17-year-old self, I would tell (her) that skin cancer is avoidable," Pace stressed. "(I'd say) don't get in that tanning bed. Wear sunscreen. Wear protective clothing. People are going to love you for what you look like on the inside, not on the outside.
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