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Woman Sends Our Dire Warning About Tanning Beds- 'I Wanna Get The Message Out'

Jo Irving started tanning in sunbeds when she was 14. The self-proclaimed “tanorexic” even went tanning five times a week when she was pregnant.

After being diagnosed with skin cancer, Irving says she’ll never go tanning again. Irving noticed a “pearly white boil” on her nose that wouldn’t heal, but didn’t think anything of it, MailOnline reports.

“The only time I thought about it was in the morning when I looked in the mirror to put my make-up on and then my make-up would cover it,” she said. “I thought it would go over time but my boyfriend, Bobby, started mentioning it quite a lot to me and would tell me to go and get it checked out.”

Doctors told her it was a basal cell carcinoma, and that she needed surgery to remove it. The surgery left the woman with a “rodent ulcer.”

“The skin graft didn’t take, and I was left with a hole in my face, which took over five weeks to heal,” Irving told MailOnline.

Irving said she hopes that sharing her story will help others.

“Now, I look back at pictures of myself when I went on the sunbeds all the time, and I looked ridiculous,” said Irving. “I see people coming out of sunbed salons and I feel sick. People don’t realize the damage they are doing. I suppose I thought it would never happen to me. But it did.”

Source: Mail Online
Photo: Mail Online, Rossparry.Co.UK

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