Spotlight: Summertime and Skin Cancer

Last updated: June 2020

June marks the start of summer so this month, we'll be talking about the special challenges that come with sun and summer - especially for those of you who are living with skin cancer. How do you handle the summer months? How do you explain your behaviors and needs to loved ones? How has your behavior changed since diagnosis - and what hasn't changed? We'd love to hear from you!

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