Woman says her bikini selfies saved her life

21-year-old Cleo Jordan was unnerved by a mole "ruining" her bikini selfies. According to The Sun, she went to doctors three months ago to get it removed -- and was diagnosed with melanoma.

"I had no idea my mole had turned cancerous, I'd had it all my life," she told The Sun. Jordan enjoyed tanning while on vacations and occasionally used tanning beds. The mole started to change shape several months ago, but she didn't pay attention to it.

Check out photos of Jordan's mole and scar

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Jordan, though, had hated her mole and wanted to get it removed. "Every time I wore a bikini or nice underwear and took a selfie, I felt it was getting in the way," she told The Sun.

"I only went to the doctors at the start of January as I didn't like the look of it, I had no idea it could have killed me," she continued.

Doctors removed the cancerous mole from Jordan's stomach. "The scar in the middle of my tummy is actually quite big as surgeons said the mole was deep into my skin as I'd had it for so many years," she said.

Now, Jordan is urging others to take care of their skin and notice if something changes. She said she'd rather use a fake or spray tan than ever lie in the sun again. She's glad, though, that she may help others with her story. She told The Sun, "I knew that if by sharing my experiences and it stopped one person going on sunbeds it would be worthwhile."

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