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What should I know to care for someone with acral lentiginous melanoma?

If you are caring for someone with acral lentiginous melanoma, it's important to care for your loved one both physically and emotionally. Help the person follow medical advice from their doctors during and after treatment, especially if treatment involves complicated surgery or chemotherapy. After treatment, ensure that they see their doctor for frequent check-ups to make sure the cancer hasn't come back or spread. It's also very important to support them emotionally, because coping with acral lentiginous melanoma may cause emotional distress.

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