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    Tan not worth melanoma, survivor says

    Tan not worth melanoma, survivor says

    About a year ago, Emily Tandy of Flowood discovered years of tanning delivered a life-threatening reminder: melanoma.Today, she tells anyone who will listen to avoid tanning beds, to use sunscreen and to regularly check their bodies for skin cancer.“I'm pale and I'm proud of it,” she said. “I'd rather be pale and alive than tan and dead any day.”Her serious tanning habit started at 17 when she got a job at a tanning salon. In the 18 or so months she worked there, she said she probably tanned...

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