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What Woman Spots In Bikini Selfie Quite Literally Saved Her Skin

Cloe Jordan is like most 21-year-olds in that she loves a good selfie.

The pretty brunette from Wolverhampton, England had spent plenty of time in the sun last summer, snapping some cute selfies to show off her bikini bod.

Little did she know that the photos she took would end up saving her life ...

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At first, she didn't notice the change in the mole on her stomach. After all, she's had it since birth. But it began to change over time, growing darker and changing shape - a telltale sign of skin cancer.

She tells SELF that she initially made the doctor's appointment to get it removed because it made her self-conscious in selfies. But after listening to her account of it's transformation, her doctor grew concerned and had her tested for melanoma.

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Sure enough, she had skin cancer - and it had spread!

It had grown across part of her abdomen and as a result, she has a scar almost twice the size of her original mole.

I wasnt going to post anything on social media but seeing my scars today has really brought it home. I was diagnosed with skin cancer a few months ago and have undergone an operation to try and remove it, Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, and rates continue to rise. At least 100,000 new cases are now diagnosed each year, and the disease kills over 2,500 people each year in the UK - that's seven people every day. I have never really been someone to frequently use sunbeds and expose myself to sun however I am guilty of doing it every now and again. Seriously guys jumping on the bed for that quick 10 minute holiday is really not worth it. Look after your skin! #skincancer #cancer #cancersucks #protection #skin #sun #sunbed #beatcancer #pale #tanning #tan

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Although the mole and surrounding cancer were removed, she is still awaiting treatment to determine whether the cancer has spread any further.

"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."

If you're concerned about any changes to your own skin, Jordan urges others to get things checked out by your doctor.

"I would tell anyone who has any worries over skin changes to get themselves checked by a doctors," she said. "It's better to be safe than sorry."

[h/t SELF / Cosmopolitan UK]

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