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Right now, someone who knows of your metastatic melanoma diagnosis wants to do something to help you through this. Someone who loves you, lives near you, or maybe has never even met you. As your healthcare team may advise you, it’s a good idea to let them in. Staying connected to people throughout your treatment may help to inspire you and encourage you to speak with your doctor about what—and who—matters most to you. It can also help you play an active part in your treatment decisions.
Facing a metastatic melanoma diagnosis produces a rush of feelings for everyone involved. But as a cancer-patient caregiver—taking care of someone who is considering YERVOY or has already begun YERVOY treatments—you know your loved one is depending on you. And that makes you strong.
Being a cancer-patient caregiver involves a lot more than driving the patient to appointments and dealing with the household chores—necessary as these things are. Never underestimate the part you play as the patient’s champion with their oncologist and the whole healthcare team. Get informed about the disease. Learn what’s available. Discuss and set goals together.
Remember, the doctor is the best source of information about your loved one's health. But getting informed and making sure you and the patient are always part of the treatment discussion are the first steps in developing that important partnership you both need with the doctor.
If you read or hear something you don’t understand, ask the doctor for clarification. If you are told something you don’t feel comfortable with, question it. Some doctors may feel more comfortable with a certain treatment, but be sure to ask about all the treatment options. And keep your goals in sight.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is committed to helping the metastatic melanoma community. Listed below are melanoma support organizations that provide melanoma information, as well as patient and caregiver support.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is not affiliated with nor endorses these organizations. The information/links provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb are meant for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace a physician's medical advice or imply endorsement.
It's important to take care of yourself. Below are a few links to organizations with information specifically written for caregivers to help you fine the support you may need.
Bristol‑Myers Squibb is not affiliated with nor endorses these organizations. The information/links provided by Bristol‑Myers Squibb are meant for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace a physician's medical advice.