“I have a change in attitude, outlook, and priorities. Nothing is taken for granted.”
“My husband has just gone about life as normal, uses a cream on his forehead to keep it healthy and wears a hat when outside, always did that anyway before his surgery.”
Regular health screenings are important for detecting cancer early and improving treatment outcomes. Your care team will recommend timeframes for follow up screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopies, and skin checks. It is important to take heed of the advice and keep on track with future check-ups.
Preventative measures are of course paramount – one essential action is to protect your skin from the sun. This supports the prevention of skin cancer and is beneficial for overall wellbeing after treatment (and at any time). Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, wear protective clothing, and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, especially during peak hours.
As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure. While the cures today are highly advanced, there are steps you can put in place to stay well and healthy now.