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What kind of follow-up care is necessary for skin cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Once you receive treatment for skin cancer, it is important to talk to your doctor about what kind of follow-up care you will need. You should check in with your doctor for regular appointments to make sure the cancer has not come back or spread. These appointments are usually every several months for the first year. You should also continue to check your skin frequently for any new symptoms in case the cancer returns. If you notice any side effects of treatment, or if you notice any new skin lesions, talk to your doctor right away.

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