Young mom shares graphic cancer photos as tanning deterrent

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FLORENCE, AL - Tawny Willoughby says after using tanning beds four to five times a week during high school, she was diagnosed with skin cancer at 21 years old.

To deter friends and family from going tanning, and encourage them to wear sunscreen, she shared graphic images of her scarred and bloodied face during treatment for Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma on social media. Since then her story has gone viral.