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May 10, 2011

Spreading the Message of Skin Cancer Awareness

By Susana Shephard

Karen Teaser has always led a very active lifestyle outdoors. A former lifeguard, Teaser, who resides in Iowa and winters in Arizona with her husband Jim, spent years out on the water and relaxing in the sun.

After being diagnosed with basal cell skin carcinoma a little over two years ago, Karen came to Mayo Clinic in Arizona, where she received both Moh's and reconstructive surgery on her nose.

Karen is now on a mission to help people of all ages learn the perils of too much sun exposure.

In the following video, Karen shares her story on how she was diagnosed and treated at Mayo Clinic. Also, she offers tips on how to protect yourself against skin cancer.

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