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Living with a serious disease such as melanoma is not easy. Some people find support groups to be helpful. In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of treatment. Melanoma support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.

Areas of Support for People With Melanoma

People living with melanoma may worry about:
 
  • Caring for their families
  • Keeping their jobs
  • Continuing daily activities
  • Treatments
  • Managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills.
 

Melanoma Support From Healthcare Providers

Doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team can answer your melanoma questions. Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful if you want to talk about your feelings or concerns. Often, a social worker can suggest resources for financial aid, transportation, or emotional support.
 

Support Groups for People With Melanoma

Living with a serious disease such as melanoma is not easy. Some people find that they need help coping with the emotional and practical aspects of their disease. Melanoma support groups can help.
 
In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of treatment. Groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.
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