As a self-proclaimed "child of the '70s," Donna Moncivaiz soaked in the sun whenever possible. As an adult she graduated to tanning beds and had no problem allowing her teenage children to use them as well.
Two years ago, the 51-year-old paralegal from far north suburban Beach Park was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. She's lost her gallbladder. Her daughter, a high school teacher who also frequented tanning salons, has early stage melanoma.