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Melanoma Support
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Financial, Insurance, Legal
Side Effect Treatment
Information Hotline
Caregiver Support
Advocacy

Hospice, Home Care
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    Welcome! The purpose of this melanoma guide is to save people time and energy in finding key melanoma information online, with emphasis on searching for the best melanoma treatment, support. To accomplish this task properly, we have uniquely organized a group of doctors, survivors, researchers, caregivers to develop this website. Fight smart!

    If you are familiar with melanoma issues, just click a topic on the left menu or below and continue.


    If you are unfamiliar or newly diagnosed, like most of people you must be very stressed out, hard to think clearly. Here is what we would do to find the best melanoma treatment. First, find the best melanoma doctor near you (he/she should be from cancer centers accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, see more) or nationwide. If your doctor tells you that there is great chance you will be cured, then your quest for treatment probably end there.

    If you get treatment but itself alone is not a cure, or stage is too advanced for standard treatment, then melanoma clinical trial or alternative treatment is your best hope for cure.

    To further increase your chance to beat melanoma, go to melanoma survivor tips, and track news for better melanoma treatment.

    Any time during the process, find a good melanoma support group to reduce your anxiety and fear, get spiritual, emotional support.


Section Introduction:

Melanoma Information, Treatment:
    Understanding melanoma is basic for pro-active care and the best treatment. Guide to easy learning with different levels of melanoma information, visual/audio tutorial; to find the best standard melanoma treatment available; to find more questions-answers or related information in the resource.

What to Do:
    To do list when you are diagnosed with melanoma, prepared by experienced cancer experts and survivors.

Find Best Doctor, Hospital:
    Finding the best doctor(s) can be crucial for successful melanoma treatment. Section covers to find the best melanoma doctor in the US by checking the US Cancer Hospital Ranking; to find one near you by searching for an NCI designated cancer center (elite cancer hospital) on the map near you; to ask a doctor online to make sure; how to check on a doctor, hospital; how to ask different questions for different visits to your melanoma doctor.

Melanoma Side Effect Coping, Treatment:
    Melanoma treatment side effect coping tips, information; home remedy; ask experts

Melanoma Clinical Trial:
    Clinical trials may increase your chance for cure, or if melanoma advanced they hold the best hope for treatment. However it is a real challenge to locate your best trial. Some of the doctors may provide help. There are also fee-based agency to help you search, but their service quality may vary.

Melanoma Financial, Insurance, Legal Assistance, Support:
    Melanoma financial, insurance, legal information, assistance; medication, drug, travel, transportation, lodging help; self-search, or help find.

Melanoma Alternative Treatment:
    One should be open minded to alternative treatment. Guide to how to find reliable melanoma alternative treatment; recommended treatment; find your local alternative treatment doctors; ask expert questions.

Melanoma Support:
    Melanoma support information; local resources; collection of chat rooms, message board, mailing lists; Melanoma survivor story; where to find face-to-face support, phone peer support; cancer hotline to talk to a trained personnel.

Melanoma Survivor Tips:
    How to manage day to day life, care; how to beat melanoma tips from advanced stage survivor; good diet and nutrition, how to exercise.

Caregiver, Family:
    Guide to melanoma caregiver information, support; message board for cancer caregivers.

News, Newsletter:
    Melanoma news summary, research publication, breaking news from various conferences; newsletters from numerous top organizations.

Advocacy:
    Know and advocate for your patient rights, quality treatment.

Melanoma Book, Publication:
    Popular melanoma book collection; also, general cancer issues, how to cope with cancer, mind/body support book, alternative treatment, nutrition, caregiver, end of life/ grief issues book.

Cancer Hospice, Home Care Guide:
    Information about cancer hospice, home care; practical tips.



Disclaimer: All information provided on this website is for educational purpose. They are not intended to substitute for your physician's advice.
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