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Loved Ones Support

When someone is going through cancer diagnosis and treatment, it is a scary and daunting journey for not only them, but for those who love them as well. Whether you are a caregiver or lover one, its important to also take care of your wellbeing.

 

We have assembled the below list of resources to help loved ones throughout the journey that comes with having a loved one diagnosed with cancer.  We understand that the loved ones of patients with melanomas or skin cancers are just as vulnerable as the patient themselves, if not even more so.  The emotional, mental, physical, and financial toll should not be underestimated, from diagnosis to survivorship. Save Your Skin Foundation wishes to bring hope and support to the loved ones of all those newly diagnosed with skin cancer, currently undergoing treatment, or to those “in remission” or referred to as “NED” – with no evidence of disease.

Save Your Skin Foundation (SYSF) is a patient-led organization dedicated to the fight against non-melanoma skin cancers, mela

HAND IN HAND, WE FIGHT SKIN CANCER TOGETHER.

Zamplo: Zamplo is a global health community centered on individuals and founded  on data which recognizes the importance of every community member  (including caregivers, peers, practitioners, researchers, advocates,  payors, etc.). It allows patients and caregivers to securely record  health data and keep track of routines like appointments and medication.

GiveInKind.com: Organize Support for Anyone, Anywhere. Whether you want to arrange for home-cooked meals, start a gift card train, or just learn more about how to support someone through their big circumstances, Give InKind brings together all of the tools that you need to support anyone, from anywhere — for free. Create a free Give InKind Page in minutes, share with friends and family, and get support when and where it’s needed most.

We especially like the Care Calendar feature, where you can enter the items you need help with, and then let others sign up to help with meals, rides, child care, dog walks, and more.

Carers Canada: Established in 2000, Carers Canada reinforces the national and international movement to ensure the recognition and inclusion of carers in social policy.  Their vision is “a Canada that recognizes, respects, and values the integral role of carers in society”.

With Love, Me: “With Love, Me” is a new program featuring powerful stories written by cancer survivors and caregivers. “With Love, Me” cancer survivors and caregivers write moving letters to their former selves. 

These are the courageous stories of people who have faced cancer — either as loving caregivers or fierce survivors — who are now sharing their hard-earned wisdom in letters to their former selves in “With Love, Me,” presented by Merck’s Your Cancer Game Plan. 

Listed above are a few sources of information and support you might find useful. These groups are not connected to Save Your Skin Foundation. We are providing the links as useful sources of information but do not monitor content for accuracy and quality.

NOTE: The information on the Save Your Skin website is not intended to replace the medical advice of a doctor or healthcare provider. While we make every effort to ensure that the information on our site is as current as possible, please note that information and statistics are subject to change as new research and studies are published.

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