Coping with Melanoma

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Coping with Melanoma by Mind Map: Coping with Melanoma

1. Online Blogging

1.1. Reflecting on experiences

1.1.1. Treatment results

1.1.1.1. Fear

1.1.1.2. Uncertainty

1.1.1.3. Anxiety

1.1.2. Acceptance of a new normal

1.1.3. Daily life activites

1.1.4. Their family

1.1.4.1. Apperciative

1.1.4.2. Worried

1.2. Interaction from others

1.2.1. Comments

1.2.2. Emails

2. Leaning on Support Systems

2.1. Family

2.2. Loved Ones

2.2.1. Friends

2.2.2. Pets

2.3. Health Care Workers

2.3.1. Doctors

2.3.2. Nurses

2.3.3. Councilors

2.3.4. Therapists

2.4. Local community

2.5. Religion

3. Advocacy for others and themselves helps deal with distress

3.1. Preventative Measures

3.1.1. Sunscreen

3.1.1.1. Importance of SPF

3.1.2. Dangers of Tanning

3.1.3. Early detection

3.1.3.1. Self skin-checks

3.1.3.2. Dermatologist visits

4. Looking for Similar Experiences

4.1. Reassurance

4.2. Reading online blogs

4.3. Online chat groups

4.3.1. Facebook

4.3.2. Instagram

4.4. In person support groups