The young mother says she has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma five times and squamous cell carcinoma once.
According to Tawny, she spent four or five days a week in high school tanning for long periods of time.
“I never laid in the tanning bed and in the sun in the same day. I never laid in the tanning bed twice in one day. I had my first skin cancer diagnosis at 21,” she wrote on Facebook.
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— Tawny Willoughby (@tawnybelle11) January 22, 2013
Now, at the age of 27, Tawny visits the dermatologist every six-12 months and “usually have a skin cancer removed each check up.” Recently she posted a selfie on Facebook about what these treatments are really like.
“If anyone needs a little motivation to not lay in the tanning bed and sun here ya go!” Tawny wrote with the image.
“This is what skin cancer treatment can look like. Wear sunscreen and get a spray tan. You only get one skin and you should take care of it.
“Learn from other people’s mistakes. Don’t let tanning prevent you from seeing your children grow up. That’s my biggest fear now that I have a two-year-old little boy of my own.”