I have one of those moms too. Mine looks at me as if I want to die when I have a tan. "Do you want to die like your father did?" No dramaramas there. My dad passed of a melanoma that started in his liver, don't know how that could be, but that's what I remember the docs at Sloan said. We found out he had cancer and 16 days later he died. Mom has convinced herself that my tans every summer are going to kill me.
I haven't convinced myself of this. I had chemo two years ago, and got a tan both years. I didn't get a bad reaction to the sun (just to mom, lol). It's probably the same risk that you take chemo or not. I'm not an expert, though. Maybe someone else has some info.
Don't forget that oldie but goodie...
"We had joy, we had fun, we had chemo in the sun......"
Little black humor there. hope no one gets offended.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius