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What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 2 melanoma?

If you are caring for someone with stage 2 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. Emotional support is especially important if the melanoma has spread and has to be treated with chemotherapy. After treatment, ensure that they see their doctor for yearly screenings to make sure the melanoma hasn't spread or come back. Also, encourage them to avoid sun exposure when possible and to protect their skin by using sunscreen and protective clothing.

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