Information for patients living with & beyond Skin Cancer
You have now been discharged from ‘follow up’ with the Dermatology Team, to help with your future health and well-being we have put together some information and links to other organisations which you may find useful.
- If you have been discharged and suspect a recurrence of your melanoma. Please phone the Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists on 01823 344956 for advice or contact your GP.
- There are 3 main types of skin cancer; Melanoma, Squamous cell carcinoma & Basal cell carcinoma further information on each of these can be found at:
- The development of skin cancer is associated with sun exposure for advice on early diagnosis and sun protection for the future visit:
- The importance of Vitamin D after a diagnosis of melanoma:
- You will have been taught self-examination as part of your ‘follow up’ – for information on checking your skin for skin cancer and how to check your lymph nodes visit:
- A diagnosis of cancer can have an impact on many areas of your life, both during and after treatment. Get information and practical advice to help you cope with issues ranging from side effects of treatment and talking about cancer to managing your finances and healthy eating from:
- Changing faces is a charity for people and families whose lives are affected by conditions, marks or scars that alter their appearance:
- To help you regain your physical activity following treatment ProActive, our physical activity referral scheme for Somerset can offer you a personally tailored exercise programme in a local Leisure Centre.
- Penny Brohn offer support for people with cancer with a pioneering Whole Person Approach. They can show you how to live well with cancer and take back control of your health and wellbeing – before, during and after treatment: http://www.pennybrohncancercare.org/