Blog Post: "A Tan Is Not a Sign of Health"

“I learned the hard way,” writes Sharon McKenna, a melanoma survivor and sun safety manager with the Arizona Department of Health Services. “To date, I’ve undergone 28 biopsies and had three melanomas surgically removed. … I still had a visible tan line two months after my first melanoma surgery. I was embarrassed and viewed my tan as a badge of shame. I apologized to the melanoma surgical team during anesthesia. But I learned that knowledge is power.”

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