Living with skin cancer
Once your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you for regular check-ups. This is known as follow-up. At first these check-ups will be every 3 to 6 months and then less often. For patients with melanoma the follow-up will last at least 5 years.
There are many cancer support centres and voluntary groups around the country. If you feel they could help you and your family, call the Cancer Nurseline on freephone 1800 200 700. The Nurseline nurses can give you more information on counselling or support groups in your area.
We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis.