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How do I manage my stage 4 melanoma on a daily basis?

Managing your stage 4 melanoma starts with following treatment advice from your doctors. Usually, treatment will be focused on reducing your symptoms rather than trying to eliminate the cancer, since it's usually impossible by this point. If it's done, treatment to remove cancer may involve the removal of the melanoma growth, surrounding tissue, and nearby lymph nodes. Doctors may also suggest chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or other treatment to kill any cancer cells that may have entered other parts of the body. However, it's most important to take care of your general health, both physical and emotional, if you have stage 4 melanoma. It may be helpful to find a support group or talk to a counselor to cope with the emotional challenges of this disease.

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