Ask questions of medical professionals as you enter treatment. You should understand the why and wherefore of each treatment, and how it will affect your body. If you are prepared for the treatment and what will happen, you should be in a better position to cope with these changes. If you’re going to suffer hair loss, talk to other cancer patients to get first-hand experience and ideas regarding makeup, wigs and even shaving so that you can be ready when your day comes. Remember, when it comes to cancer treatments, what you think will happen, and the reality of what actually will happen, are very different things. Value the support you get during this difficult time.

Do not go to any doctor who does not make himself available to discuss your condition in a timely manner. Questions always come up and you need someone to be there to answer them. An effective doctor will always be available to address any questions or concerns without delay. Telling a loved one with cancer that you love them often can help them. Putting that love into words is just as necessary as helpful actions. This is the best way to remind them that, no matter what happens, they’re appreciated. Exposure to the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer. Skin cancer is a very common type of cancer. Wear a hat when you go outside and be sure to use plenty of sunscreen. If at all possible avoid the strong sunlight from 10 in the morning until 3 PM. Get your sun either early in the morning, or late in the afternoon to reduce your exposure to harmful UV rays.