How much time did you spend in the sun during your teenage summers? A lot, we’re guessing, unless you lived in Vancouver (we’re joking, we’re joking).
That was a little bit of levity before the seriousness.
Each person featured in the above video has been diagnosed with melanoma in varying forms; their message to their younger selves is to take care of their skin, avoid tanning salons, and make sure to monitor any unusual changes with their health care practitioner. When you’re young, it’s easy to forego the simple things, like putting on sunscreen.
We get it, it’s not cool. What’s even more uncool is a malignant melanoma diagnosis at age 20. Take a listen to the powerful messages.