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What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 3 melanoma?

If you are caring for someone with stage 3 melanoma, it's important to help that person both physically and emotionally during diagnosis and treatment. Emotional support is especially important if the treatment involves chemotherapy, which may cause physical side effects as well as severe emotional distress. After treatment, ensure that they see their doctor for necessary screenings to make sure the melanoma hasn't spread. Also, encourage them to avoid sun exposure and to protect their skin by using sunscreen and protective clothing.

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