These days, it seems like we’ve reached a point of health awareness and research where we know that certain things are definitely bad for us. Smoking, for example, is decreasing in the states every year, as many now realize that if you smoke, it’s not a matter of if you’ll get sick, but when. Certain foods have been revealed to be totally unhealthy, and things like “low-fat” treats sweetened with chemicals don’t have the same appeal that they used to.
Unfortunately, despite our current awareness for what’s good for us, some of the damage has already been done. Take, for instance, the case of Jade Thrasher. This young woman had a habit for over a decade that she didn’t quite realize was doing so much damage — until, of course, it was too late. Read her harrowing tale below, and if you partake in the same habit, it might be time to consider giving it a rest. Warning: Some of these images may be disturbing to look at.
This is Jade Thrasher.
Until two years ago, Thrasher had a habit that she participated in regularly — little did she know it would end up threatening her life.
A nurse from Nashville, Tennessee, this 24-year-old loved to go tanning.
She did 20 minute sessions in the tanning beds, three times a week for about 11 years. Two years ago, she noticed something terrifying.
It was 2014 when she got the spot on her nose.
The spot kept bursting and forming a sore, then failed to heal.
Biopsies revealed that the growth was actually skin cancer and she would need to have the cells cut away.
Thrasher said that the doctors ended up cutting out a large circle from the skin on her nose, and when she saw it, she was horrified.