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Skin Cancers – Caregiving: Classic Sources

Don't Fry Day - May 25 - Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day (May 25) as “Don’t Fry Day,” and FDA is participating in this national campaign . . . → Read More: Don’t Fry Day – May 25 – Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer

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Support for Caregivers: When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 52 page booklet with advice for caregivers of cancer patients.

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Support for Cancer Caregivers: Caring for the Caregiver

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 11 page booklet with basic advice for caregivers of cancer patients.  Focuses on cancer generally, as opposed to skin cancer, but contains valuable self-care tips . . . → Read More: Support for Cancer Caregivers: Caring for the Caregiver

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Skin Cancer: Caregiver Guide

AOL Health.  Guide for caregivers of skin cancer patients, on treatments, diagnosis and prevention, with links to more tools and resources. >>View Info

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Support and Resources

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Links to multiple resources useful to caregivers for cancer patients, including sources of general support information, support organizations, information on finances and insurance, hospice care, . . . → Read More: Support and Resources

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Skin (Pressure) Sores

American Cancer Society.  A guide for the caregiver of a cancer patient regarding how to recognize and prevent skin (pressure) sores, which are a common problem for elderly who are bedridden, for example, after surgery Read more….

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Skin Color Changes

American Cancer Society.  A guide for the caregiver of a cancer patient regarding what to look for in skin color changes, what they can mean, and what the patient and the caregiver can do. >>View Info

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Resources – Skin Disease Organizations

Cleveland Clinic.  List of organizations that provide information and resources on skin diseases and skin cancer, provided as part of Cleveland Clinic’s overall discussion of skin cancer. >>View Info

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Actinic keratosis

MayoClinic.com.  Useful information for the caregiver on actinic keratosis (rough scaly patches on the skin, also called solar keratosis), which are caused by exposure to the sun, take years to develop, and usually first appear in older adults.  These . . . → Read More: Actinic keratosis

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