NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma

79 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Melanoma, 2018 6  Making treatment decisions What are my options? What are my options? There is no single treatment practice that is best for all patients. There is often more than one treatment option along with clinical trial options. Your doctor will review your test results and recommend treatment options. 1. What will happen if I do nothing? 2. Can I just carefully monitor the cancer? 3. Do you consult NCCN recommendations when considering options? 4. Do your options include clinical trials? 5. How do my age, health, and other factors affect my options? 6. Which option is proven to work best? 7. Which options lack scientific proof? 8. What are the side effects of each treatment? 9. What can be done to prevent or relieve the side effects of treatment? 10. How quickly must I make these treatment decisions?