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Telling the Kids You Have Metastatic Melanoma

Telling your children you have metastatic melanoma is not easy. Here are some tips, such as talking to professionals and choosing the right time and place.

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Helping a Friend With Metastatic Melanoma

Here are tips for helping out a friend diagnosed with advanced melanoma. They include focusing on your friend’s unique needs, educating yourself about the disease, and offering practical help.

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Metastatic Melanoma Clinical Trials

If you have metastatic melanoma, how do you know if a clinical trial might be right for you? And what can you expect if you join one?

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Important: Metastatic Melanoma Follow-Up Care

Follow-up care after metastatic melanoma treatment includes skin exams, imaging, screenings for other cancers, management of side effects, and sun protection.

Melanoma mole.

How a Mole Develops into Stage 4 Melanoma

Only four percent of skin cancers are melanoma, but it accounts for three-quarters of all skin cancer-related deaths.

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Stage 4 Melanoma Diagnosis – What Comes Next?

You’ve gotten a stage 4 melanoma diagnosis. You’re scared and uncertain for your future. A team of doctors will explain your options for treatment.

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Stage 4 Melanoma - What to Ask Your Doctor

A stage 4 melanoma diagnosis is scary. Make a list of questions to ask your doctor about your options, treatment, and what to expect.

Complementary Care for Stage 4 Melanoma

Complementary treatments are not considered scientifically proven to help or improve melanoma but may reduce side effects or improve quality of life.

Watch for These Advanced Melanoma Warning Signs

Knowing the symptoms of stage 4 melanoma can help you recognize any alarming changes in your condition.

Living with Metastatic Melanoma

A diagnosis of metastatic melanoma is devastating news. The 10 year survival rate is less than 10 percent. 1[] Recent treatments have given hope, doubling the life expectancy of some patients. [2] research is ongoing with scientists searching for mor...