You do to need to face melanoma alone. Support is available to both patients and caregivers in a variety of forms, from online communities to in-person or virtual support groups, to peer-to-peer mentors:
Online Groups Melanoma Exchange An online support community sponsored by the Melanoma Research Alliance that provides a critical platform for finding support and asking questions related to melanoma, melanoma treatment and relevant research, including clinical trials. GrytHealth The GRYT Health Cancer Community App empowers people to be in charge of their own health. Their patient support app for cancer patients is built by patients and caregivers for patients and caregivers.
In-person and Virtual Support Groups Melanoma Network of Canada Patient and Caregiver groups The Melanoma Network of Canada provides support groups for both patients and caregivers. In person groups are limited to Canadian locations, but virtual groups are available in both Canada and the US.
Peer to Peer Mentoring Imerman Angels Imerman Angels partners anyone experiencing cancer who is seeking support with someone just like them – a "Mentor Angel". A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or caregiver who most importantly has faced the same type of cancer