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    Sunnysideup asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    Survivor instructions?

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      My hospital had a six week program to help survivors get on with life. We talked about finances, feelings, healthy eating, exercise and other things. It was so worth it. It was once a week and the ladies who ran it were great. They also let us know about programs like yogo, water exercise, and other classes and programs that are available to cancer survivors and are provided for free. Ask if your center has anything like that.

      2 months ago
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      In theory, yes. In practice, not often. I was lucky that I made friends with the nurse case manager assigned to me by my insurance. I'm 7 yrs out, and I still occasionally email her questions and update her on my blood work.

      2 months ago
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      carm--- Thanks for sharing that site.

      2 months ago
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    I've had to throw some things overboard lately. Never hesitate to throw things out of your life if you need to. We deserve a life with no drama and stress after what we've been through.

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    It's melanoma awareness month, I hope everyone is mindful of being safe in the sun!

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      cllinda

      I am more aware of skin cancer now that I survived breast cancer. I wear more sunscreen than I ever have. And I put it on my granddaughters to keep them safe.
      My husband has been the one always nagging everyone to put on sunscreen. And faithfully put it on himself. Just this past year, he went to a dermatologist and they found two precancerous spots on his face that had to be removed.
      So we just never know.

      6 months ago
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      My Oncologist told me to stay our of the sun, hard to do when you own a landscaping company. But I try, Donna bought me what I call a "big floppy hat". It does keep a lot of sun off of me. And I try to put sunscreen on each day. She bought me an industrial size tube to keep in my truck, but half the time I can't remember to put it on. One of our helpers got so sunburned on Monday that he couldn't move his arms today and couldn't work.

      6 months ago
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      Oh wow Greg that sounds scary! I have rash guards that are long sleeve and actually pretty light weight. I get them from lands end. My sister got some for my my brother-in-law too. I wear them in the summer at the beach and I don’t really get hot in them. I wonder if it would work for working outside too.

      6 months ago
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    Today is Melanoma Monday, a day to take account of the moles you have, inspect them and get checked if you need.