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What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 4 melanoma?

If you are caring for someone with stage 4 melanoma, it's important to support that person both physically and emotionally. Help them follow their doctors' advice for physical treatment, and be especially conscious of any pain or other side effects of the spreading cancer or treatments like chemotherapy. However, providing emotional support may be the most important aspect of care at this point in the disease's progression. Because prognosis once cancer reaches stage 4 is generally not good, love and emotional support is crucial.

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