Patient Support Resources

A diagnosis of cancer can be shocking and overwhelming. There are many factors that impact patients during this journey and they extend beyond medical care. Below are some resources that may help patients and caregivers during their journey.

Treatment Overview

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has created the NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Melanoma (2016). The guide provides easy-to-read guidance for patients as they navigate melanoma treatment. 

Patient Assistance Programs

In addition, the pharmaceutical companies that make melanoma drugs have programs to help support patients with access to medication. Below are links to some of these programs.

Social Support

From emotional support to personal care, these websites provide other social support information that may be helpful.

Travel Support

Employment

The NIH has tips for returning to work after treatment.

 

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