After treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer

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What follow-up do I need?

Most patients who have had treatment for low-risk skin cancer will not need long-term follow up by their hospital consultant. The follow-up will be done by their GP. 

If you have a higher-risk cancer, you will need to see your consultant for checks. This will involve a full skin check and possibly blood tests and scans.

Your follow-up appointments are also a chance to ask any questions you have, and to let your doctor know if you have new symptoms, are having any problems or finding it hard to cope. 

If you are between check-ups and have a symptom or problem that is worrying you, contact your doctor or nurse specialist for advice, or to make an appointment, if necessary.

Check and protect

It’s very important to check your skin regularly for changes after treatment for skin cancer. You should also be extra careful to protect your skin from UV rays. 

Feelings after treatment

It can take some time to come to terms with a cancer diagnosis, even after your treatment has ended. Read about feelings after treatment and where to get support. 

Healthy lifestyle changes

Many people want to make healthy lifestyle changes after a cancer diagnosis. Get some advice on healthy living here.

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