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What do I need to know to care for someone with squamous cell carcinoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

To care for someone with squamous cell carcinoma, help support them both physically and emotionally. First and foremost, help them decide on and complete treatment. After treatment, ensure they see their doctor for regular follow-up appointments, and make sure they continue to check their own skin frequently. Encourage them to protect their skin from the sun and to take good care of their overall health. Remember that squamous cell carcinoma may cause emotional stress, so support them as much as possible as they cope with the emotional challenges.

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