Tawny Willoughby is 27 years old, and was first diagnosed with skin cancer when she was 21.
Willoughby, a registered nurse in Alabama, says she has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma five times, and squamous cell carcinoma once. She wrote on Facebook that she goes to the dermatologist every 6 to 12 months, and she usually has a skin cancer removed at each checkup.
Back in April, Willoughby was undergoing a round of skin cancer treatment and shared this selfie on Facebook to warn people about the dangers of tanning beds.
Willoughby writes that she has received numerous treatments for her multiple cancers: a cream called Aldara (imiquimod) is what caused the scabbing in her picture; she's also had curettage and electrodessication; cryosurgery; surgical excision; and photodynamic therapy.
She writes: "If anyone needs a little motivation to not lay in the tanning bed and sun here ya go! This is what skin cancer treatment can look like."
Here are some tips to help you stay safe and healthy when it comes to skin cancer:
BuzzFeed Life reached out to Willoughby for comment.