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What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 1 melanoma?

If you are caring for someone with stage 1 melanoma, it's important to help that person follow medical advice from their doctors. Help support them both physically and emotionally during diagnosis and treatment. After treatment, you must ensure they see their doctor for yearly screenings to make sure the cancer hasn't spread or come back. Also, encourage them to protect their skin by using sunscreen and protective clothing when exposed to the sun.

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