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Sauna and steam room for melanoma patients.

Forums General Melanoma Community Sauna and steam room for melanoma patients.

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    natasha
    Participant

      Hi dear friends!!!

          Sorry for my silly question,but – can I use sauna or steam rooms with my melanoma diagnosys.

      It really helps my bad back ,but my friennd told me it can be dangerous for me.

      Can anyone give me some advice ,please?

      Thank you very much

      Hi dear friends!!!

          Sorry for my silly question,but – can I use sauna or steam rooms with my melanoma diagnosys.

      It really helps my bad back ,but my friennd told me it can be dangerous for me.

      Can anyone give me some advice ,please?

      Thank you very much

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        dellriol
        Participant

          I'm a stage IV melanoma patient. I don't sauna, but I do use a hot tub. I have had no problems.   Don't be afraid to ask your  doctor.  I guarantee I've asked mine WAY sillier questions than that. πŸ˜‰

           

            natasha
            Participant

              Thanks for your reply .I asked Doc ,but he is so laidback πŸ™‚ He said I even can get some tanning outside if I wish .So of course he said I can do sauna  and hottube..But … I am sort of take half of ehat he saying as truth .Heard a lot of opinions it is big nono for melanoma patients.

              LynnLuc
              Participant

                Is he a melanoma specialist? I don't think I have ever had one say anything in regards of getting a tan…there is no safe tan..and my oncologist told me I should avoid the sun as much as possible.

                LynnLuc
                Participant

                  Is he a melanoma specialist? I don't think I have ever had one say anything in regards of getting a tan…there is no safe tan..and my oncologist told me I should avoid the sun as much as possible.

                  LynnLuc
                  Participant

                    Is he a melanoma specialist? I don't think I have ever had one say anything in regards of getting a tan…there is no safe tan..and my oncologist told me I should avoid the sun as much as possible.

                    natasha
                    Participant

                      Thanks for your reply .I asked Doc ,but he is so laidback πŸ™‚ He said I even can get some tanning outside if I wish .So of course he said I can do sauna  and hottube..But … I am sort of take half of ehat he saying as truth .Heard a lot of opinions it is big nono for melanoma patients.

                      natasha
                      Participant

                        Thanks for your reply .I asked Doc ,but he is so laidback πŸ™‚ He said I even can get some tanning outside if I wish .So of course he said I can do sauna  and hottube..But … I am sort of take half of ehat he saying as truth .Heard a lot of opinions it is big nono for melanoma patients.

                        I love the steam room, and try to last 45 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week. It makes one eye look like I have been smoking Jamacian dope, but I think that is from Lasix eye surgery. I have heard that our BRAf/MEK meds do increase retinal pressure but I have no idea why just one eye is affected. Now I only wear only one item in there, an eye patch, which helps a bit, but I get a lot of strange looks which pleases me.
                        natasha
                        Participant

                          Hi John ! I had Lasik as well ,but I try to be in steam room for no longer then 10 minutes .

                          natasha
                          Participant

                            Hi John ! I had Lasik as well ,but I try to be in steam room for no longer then 10 minutes .

                            natasha
                            Participant

                              Hi John ! I had Lasik as well ,but I try to be in steam room for no longer then 10 minutes .

                              I love the steam room, and try to last 45 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week. It makes one eye look like I have been smoking Jamacian dope, but I think that is from Lasix eye surgery. I have heard that our BRAf/MEK meds do increase retinal pressure but I have no idea why just one eye is affected. Now I only wear only one item in there, an eye patch, which helps a bit, but I get a lot of strange looks which pleases me.
                              I love the steam room, and try to last 45 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week. It makes one eye look like I have been smoking Jamacian dope, but I think that is from Lasix eye surgery. I have heard that our BRAf/MEK meds do increase retinal pressure but I have no idea why just one eye is affected. Now I only wear only one item in there, an eye patch, which helps a bit, but I get a lot of strange looks which pleases me.
                            dellriol
                            Participant

                              I'm a stage IV melanoma patient. I don't sauna, but I do use a hot tub. I have had no problems.   Don't be afraid to ask your  doctor.  I guarantee I've asked mine WAY sillier questions than that. πŸ˜‰

                               

                              dellriol
                              Participant

                                I'm a stage IV melanoma patient. I don't sauna, but I do use a hot tub. I have had no problems.   Don't be afraid to ask your  doctor.  I guarantee I've asked mine WAY sillier questions than that. πŸ˜‰

                                 

                                JC
                                Participant

                                  I'm not understanding – the thinking is that sauna/steam rooms cause melanoma?  That's a new one I've never heard of before.

                                  JC
                                  Participant

                                    I'm not understanding – the thinking is that sauna/steam rooms cause melanoma?  That's a new one I've never heard of before.

                                    JC
                                    Participant

                                      I'm not understanding – the thinking is that sauna/steam rooms cause melanoma?  That's a new one I've never heard of before.

                                      Webbie73
                                      Participant
                                        Why was it advised not to use a hot tub or sauna? I don’t see the connection to melanoma. Do you have link to a study?
                                        Webbie73
                                        Participant
                                          Why was it advised not to use a hot tub or sauna? I don’t see the connection to melanoma. Do you have link to a study?
                                          Webbie73
                                          Participant
                                            Why was it advised not to use a hot tub or sauna? I don’t see the connection to melanoma. Do you have link to a study?
                                            triciad
                                            Participant

                                              I think I read somewhere that excessive body heat can help it grow.  I could be totally wrong; however, I used to sleep with a heating pad for back pain and the melanaoma grew in that area.  Who knows if it's a coincidence or not, but I don't do it anymore!

                                              triciad
                                              Participant

                                                I think I read somewhere that excessive body heat can help it grow.  I could be totally wrong; however, I used to sleep with a heating pad for back pain and the melanaoma grew in that area.  Who knows if it's a coincidence or not, but I don't do it anymore!

                                                triciad
                                                Participant

                                                  I think I read somewhere that excessive body heat can help it grow.  I could be totally wrong; however, I used to sleep with a heating pad for back pain and the melanaoma grew in that area.  Who knows if it's a coincidence or not, but I don't do it anymore!

                                                  Linny
                                                  Participant

                                                    Saunas are great for detoxifying your body. Basically you just sweat out any accumulated toxins. I prefer the wood fired ones over the electric or infrared ones. As long as you don't stay in there too long you should be fine.

                                                    Why does your friend tell you it can be dangerous?

                                                      natasha
                                                      Participant

                                                        My friend said it can cause melanima reocuraance if you had melanoma in past.

                                                        I don't have any link to any study ,it just what I heard.

                                                        Now I am going to health center with gym ,swimming pool ,jacuzzi and 2 saunas and just remebered my friend's word ,so a bit confussed

                                                        natasha
                                                        Participant

                                                          My friend said it can cause melanima reocuraance if you had melanoma in past.

                                                          I don't have any link to any study ,it just what I heard.

                                                          Now I am going to health center with gym ,swimming pool ,jacuzzi and 2 saunas and just remebered my friend's word ,so a bit confussed

                                                          natasha
                                                          Participant

                                                            My friend said it can cause melanima reocuraance if you had melanoma in past.

                                                            I don't have any link to any study ,it just what I heard.

                                                            Now I am going to health center with gym ,swimming pool ,jacuzzi and 2 saunas and just remebered my friend's word ,so a bit confussed

                                                          Linny
                                                          Participant

                                                            Saunas are great for detoxifying your body. Basically you just sweat out any accumulated toxins. I prefer the wood fired ones over the electric or infrared ones. As long as you don't stay in there too long you should be fine.

                                                            Why does your friend tell you it can be dangerous?

                                                            Linny
                                                            Participant

                                                              Saunas are great for detoxifying your body. Basically you just sweat out any accumulated toxins. I prefer the wood fired ones over the electric or infrared ones. As long as you don't stay in there too long you should be fine.

                                                              Why does your friend tell you it can be dangerous?

                                                              swissie
                                                              Participant

                                                                I don't go because of a possible risk of lymphedema.

                                                                Otherwise I can not immagine why it should be bad for you.

                                                                  natasha
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    What is lymphedema ,please? Thank you

                                                                    JerryfromFauq
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      Lymphedema is what may occur when the lymph fluid paths  in the body are disrupted.  This often happens when lymph nodes are removed.  Sometimes the fluid makes a new path.  If it does not find a path to a lymph channel, then the fluid can build up in ones tissue causing much swelling.

                                                                      JerryfromFauq
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Lymphedema is what may occur when the lymph fluid paths  in the body are disrupted.  This often happens when lymph nodes are removed.  Sometimes the fluid makes a new path.  If it does not find a path to a lymph channel, then the fluid can build up in ones tissue causing much swelling.

                                                                        JerryfromFauq
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Lymphedema is what may occur when the lymph fluid paths  in the body are disrupted.  This often happens when lymph nodes are removed.  Sometimes the fluid makes a new path.  If it does not find a path to a lymph channel, then the fluid can build up in ones tissue causing much swelling.

                                                                          natasha
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            What is lymphedema ,please? Thank you

                                                                            natasha
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              What is lymphedema ,please? Thank you

                                                                            swissie
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              I don't go because of a possible risk of lymphedema.

                                                                              Otherwise I can not immagine why it should be bad for you.

                                                                              swissie
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                I don't go because of a possible risk of lymphedema.

                                                                                Otherwise I can not immagine why it should be bad for you.

                                                                                H555
                                                                                Participant
                                                                                  The concern as its been shared with me by my docs is if you’ve had Lymph Node Dissection.
                                                                                  H555
                                                                                  Participant
                                                                                    The concern as its been shared with me by my docs is if you’ve had Lymph Node Dissection.
                                                                                    H555
                                                                                    Participant
                                                                                      The concern as its been shared with me by my docs is if you’ve had Lymph Node Dissection.
                                                                                      H555
                                                                                      Participant
                                                                                        The concern as its been shared with me by my docs is if you’ve had Lymph Node Dissection.
                                                                                          natasha
                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                            Thank you for information. I think you are right ,and it can be concern if nodes removed. Idid not have this surgery .

                                                                                            I am going to see GP next week ,so will ask him as well!!

                                                                                            Erinmay22
                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                              I'm with the other folks on this one – haven't heard that it's bad for melanoma patients.  But it is advised I don't do it due to the lymph node removals and risk of lymphedema.  

                                                                                              Good luck!

                                                                                              Erinmay22
                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                I'm with the other folks on this one – haven't heard that it's bad for melanoma patients.  But it is advised I don't do it due to the lymph node removals and risk of lymphedema.  

                                                                                                Good luck!

                                                                                                Erinmay22
                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                  I'm with the other folks on this one – haven't heard that it's bad for melanoma patients.  But it is advised I don't do it due to the lymph node removals and risk of lymphedema.  

                                                                                                  Good luck!

                                                                                                  natasha
                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                    Thank you for information. I think you are right ,and it can be concern if nodes removed. Idid not have this surgery .

                                                                                                    I am going to see GP next week ,so will ask him as well!!

                                                                                                    natasha
                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                      Thank you for information. I think you are right ,and it can be concern if nodes removed. Idid not have this surgery .

                                                                                                      I am going to see GP next week ,so will ask him as well!!

                                                                                                    H555
                                                                                                    Participant
                                                                                                      The concern as its been shared with me by my docs is if you’ve had Lymph Node Dissection.
                                                                                                      H555
                                                                                                      Participant
                                                                                                        The concern as its been shared with me by my docs is if you’ve had Lymph Node Dissection.
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