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how careful should I be about UV rays after diagnosis?

Forums General Melanoma Community how careful should I be about UV rays after diagnosis?

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      hello everyone,
      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?
      Sincere regards,
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