Twenty-one-year-old Cloe Jordan from Wolverhampton, England who, like that many people, loves a good selfie. she took some selfies Last summer to show off her bikini bod, but when she snapped those pics, she had no idea that they would wind up saving her life.
Since birth, She had a mole on her stomach that she never really paid much attention to. But after a series of selfies, she observed that the mole looked different than it usually did.
It seemed as though the mole had changed shape this is what makes her feel self-conscious, she decided to visit a doctor to inquire about getting it removed. She was surprised by the physician reaction to the mole.
The size of mole increased and the color also changed. Cloe thought that this was all normal, but it turns out these changes were abnormal and dangerous as well.
In fact, these were all the signs of melanoma.
The news is really shocking to her that it was a cancerous mole. They removed the melanoma, and Johnson is now left with a huge scar because the cancer spread below the surface of the skin.
Luckily she went to the doctor when she did.
She said.“ for some time I had hated it, and every time I wore a bikini or nice underwear and took a selfie, I felt it was getting in the way, I never imagined getting something so serious while being young, but I’m so thankful it was getting in the way of my bikini selfies now, as it has definitely saved my life.”
In order to help raise awareness She decided to share the photo of scar and her story.
Substantially, she wants people to be aware of the threats of tanning, especially indoor tanning beds that she was using at least twice a month.
She said “I knew that if by sharing my experiences, it stopped one person from indoor tanning, it would be worthwhile ,I will never lay in the sun again and would much rather stick to a bottle of fake tan or have a spray tan than damage my skin.”
But yet her journey isn’t over.
The doctors believe that her cancer may have spread more, and she will have to face more treatments because of her test results.
So to keep an eye on your own body what should you do?
She said “I would tell anyone who has any worries over skin changes to get themselves checked by a doctors,It’s better to be safe than sorry.”
Moles are normal, so don’t freak out over every single one.
A normal mole should be an evenly in brown color, tan, or black spot on the skin. It can be flat or raised, round or oval and it should be less than the size of a pencil eraser.
If it changes shape or color in any way, that is a sign that it could be melanoma and you need to have it checked.
It also helps to know your A, B, C, D, and E’s — a rule to see if your mole has any signs of melanoma.
If your mole has any of these features, have it checked.
A is for Asymmetry: If one half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other half.
B is for Border: It the edges are ragged, irregular or blurred.
C is for Color: If the color is not the same all over. This included shades of brown, black, pink, red, white or blue.
D is for Diameter: If the spot is larger than the size of a pencil eraser. Just keep in mind that some melanomas can be smaller too.
E is for Evolving: If the mole changes in size, shape or color.
As she said, better safe than sorry.