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how careful should I be about UV rays after diagnosis?
I am coming up on 2 and half years after stage 4 with lung, liver, and one brain met. Luckily the combo therapy took care of those. I have been on opdivo single now for two and a bit years.
My question is how careful should I be about the sun? I use cream and a hat. Should I be paranoid and really completely cover up?
Can getting sun on my face where I have no moles lead to developing melanoma in another location?
I would like to know what other people on this forum do?
I had stage 4 melanoma in my bones and at least 3 basal cell cancers on my face. I do not wear sunscreen, when I bicycle between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. CDT. I always wear a hat under my helmet and cover my legs, when bicycling. I put sunscreen on my face, when running or bicycling between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT. I live near the west edge of the central time zone.
I try and be careful but I am not obsessed. I cover up or wear sunscreen. I am very, very careful with my kids. My vitamin D is quite low so I supplement now.
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