NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Melanoma, Version 1.2014
5.1 Melanoma testing
Presents the first set of tests used to
confirm melanoma and plan treatment.
5.2 In situ and local melanoma
Presents the tests and treatments
recommended for melanoma tumors that
have not spread beyond the skin. This
includes stage 0 (in situ), stage I, and stage
5.3 Regional melanoma
Presents the tests and treatments for
melanoma that has spread from the first
tumor to nearby skin, lymph vessels, and/or
lymph nodes—stage III melanoma.
5.4 Persistent melanoma and
Presents the treatments for melanoma
that did not go away or came back after
treatment but has not spread beyond the
area near the first tumor.
5.5 Metastatic melanoma
Presents the treatments for melanoma that
has spread to parts of the body far away
from the first tumor—stage IV melanoma.