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What to ask your doctor about living with melanoma

Men and women discussing melanoma skin cancer

Some questions you may want ask your doctor

  • How will my treatment affect me long term?
  • What changes should I make to my life style?
  • Can I go back to work / take up my usual hobbies and activities again?
  • Can I still go abroad on holiday?
  • How should I protect my skin in the sun?
  • Should other people in my family take extra care in the sun now that I've had a melanoma?
  • Can anyone help me cope with my anxiety about the melanoma coming back?
  • How can you help me to manage symptoms from my melanoma?
  • Could I see a specialist nurse?
  • Is there any practical help available?
  • Where can I get help dealing with my feelings?
  • Can anyone help me to plan how I will talk to my family about the melanoma?
  • Can I have counselling?
  • Do I have to pay for counselling?
  • Is there anyone who can help me with money matters, including claiming benefits?

 

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Updated: 24 January 2014