Absolutely, according to 3-time skin melanoma survivor, and co-founder of the Melanoma Network of Canada, Annette Cyr from Saskatchewan: – It was just horrific, absolutely horrific, she told CBC Radio’s Morning Edition. – It’s been a 16-year battle with this stuff. I hope to never have to deal with it again but there’s no guarantees. She is now speaking out against the use of tanning beds. According to a Statistics Canada report, the No. 1 reason people use tanning equipment is to get a base tan before they head to the beach.