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Skin Cancer Nonmelanoma

The Skin
Understanding Skin Cancer
Risk Factors
Symptoms & Diagnosis
Staging & Treatment
Follow-up Care
Sources of Support
The Promise of Cancer Research

Sources of Support

Skin cancer has a better prognosis, or outcome, than most other types of cancer. Still, learning you have any type of cancer can be upsetting. You may worry about treatments, managing side effects, and medical bills. Doctors, nurses, and other members of the health care team can answer your questions. Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful if you want to talk about your feelings or concerns. Often, a social worker can suggest resources for financial aid, transportation, or emotional support.

Support groups also can help. In these groups, patients or their family members meet with other patients or their families to share what they have learned about coping with cancer and the effects of treatment. Groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or online. You may want to talk with a member of your health care team about finding a support group.