Natalie's Story

"I tanned because I felt like it made me look prettier. I felt like it made me look skinnier."

– Natalie, Age 22

   Melanoma Survivor


When Natalie learned that a mole on her back was melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, she was stunned.

Her grandmother had cautioned her against tanning and warned her of the dangers of skin cancer. But Natalie would shrug it off, thinking, "That's not going to happen to me." When it did, she was confronted by a new thought - a devastating one: "I can't believe I did this to myself." Watch Natalie's story below.