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

If you are caring for someone with melanoma, it is very important to help that person follow medical advice from their doctors. Help support them both physically and emotionally during treatment. This is especially important if the melanoma has spread and has to be treated with chemotherapy or radiation. After treatment, you must ensure they see their doctor for frequent screenings to see if the cancer has returned. Also, make sure to encourage skin protection through sunscreen and protective clothing.

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