NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma

5 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Melanoma, 2018  Endorsed by Melanoma Contents 6 How to use this book 7 Part 1 Melanoma basics Explains how and where this type of cancer starts. 18 Part 2 Tests for melanoma Describes the tests that are used to confirm melanoma and plan treatment. 28 Part 3 Melanoma staging Describes how doctors rate and describe the extent of the cancer. 35 Part 4 Overview of melanoma treatments Describes the types of treatments used for melanoma. 51 Part 5 Treatment guide Presents recommended tests and treatment options for melanoma. 76 Part 6 Making treatment decisions Offers tips for choosing the best treatment for you. 85 Dictionary 92 Acronyms 95 NCCN Panel Members for Melanoma 96 NCCN Member Institutions 97 Notes 98 Index