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What do I need to know about caring for someone with intraocular melanoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you are caring for someone with intraocular melanoma, you should do your best to help that person follow medical advice from their doctors. Help support them both physically and emotionally during treatment. This is especially important if the treatment involves removal of the eye, since that can have a significant effect on the appearance and, therefore, their emotional and mental health. Help find support groups or counseling if it will be beneficial for your loved one. After treatment, ensure they see their doctor for frequent screenings to make sure the cancer hasn't spread or returned. It's very important to be aware of the physical and emotional pain that may be a result of intraocular melanoma.

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