For years, Glenna Kohl pursued a tan, both in the sun and in tanning beds - which new research shows are far deadlier than once thought. By 22, she was battling the most lethal form of skin cancer.
In April 2005, while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island, 22-year-old Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball-size lump near her groin. She left the gym and went home to put ice on what seemed like a sports injury.
When her roommate, Courtney Caulfield, now 25, returned to their apartment that evening, Glenna asked her to feel the lump. "I told Glenna she probably pulled a muscle," recalls Courtney. "She wasn't overly worried; she seemed more upset about cutting short her workout."
But the lump hadn't gone away by the time she graduated from Salve Regina University the next month. So Glenna, then living at her parents' home in Massachusetts, visited her family doctor. Puzzled, she referred Glenna to a surgeon, who scheduled a biopsy.
A few days later, the surgeonRead More »from A Death by Suntan at Age 26