The mother of a teenage girl in Georgia who suffered a skin cancer diagnosis after wearing sunscreen on her face says she thinks she’s “a bit lucky” that her daughter has never had the disease.
I don’t,” the girl’s mother, Crystal Laskowski, told ABC affiliate WSB.”
There are a lot of parents who are concerned about their children and want to protect them and protect the skin,” she added.”
She has cancer.
She has cancer.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one-fifth of the US population ages 15-19 has skin cancer, with about half of those cases occurring in the US.
The CDC estimates that about 3.2 million people, or about 0.7% of the population, in the United States are currently living with the disease, according to the CDC.
The Atlanta mother, who has not been identified by her family, told WSB that she’s worried about the health of her daughter and other young people who wear sunscreen.
“They’re going to start thinking, ‘Oh, I have cancer, how come I’m wearing sunscreen?’,” she said.
The teenager’s mother said she feels like the “bad thing” is that she and her daughter have not been able to find someone to work with who would take the risk.
“You can’t be doing this on your own,” she told the news station.
“So you have a parent who is saying, ‘I can’t even work with my child,’ because they don’t want to be there for her.”
The mother added that she believes that she may have a genetic predisposition to the disease and has asked her daughter to undergo a genetic testing.
However, she said she is not concerned about the possibility that the teenager’s parents may have been at fault for their daughter’s cancer diagnosis.
“What I’m concerned about is the fact that she has this cancer, I can’t believe that she hasn’t had it,” she explained.
“My worry is that there is a parent out there who is going to take her daughter out to the doctor and they will not have to take a blood test.”