NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma

83 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Melanoma, 2018 6  Making treatment decisions Websites | Review Websites AIM at Melanoma American Cancer Society FindingandPayingforTreatment/index Melanoma Research Alliance Melanoma Research Foundation National Cancer Institute pdq National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship NCCN Patient and Caregiver Resources Review † † Shared decision-making is a process in which you and your doctors plan treatment together. † † Asking your doctors questions is vital to getting the information you need to make decisions. † † Getting a 2 nd opinion, attending support groups, and comparing benefits and risks may help you decide which treatment is best for you. “ I am Blessed. I live in a small, rural town and have had unbelievable support from several churches and numerous friends. My family has always been very positive as well. The medical staff has shown great empathy for my situation and we have laughed about it for six years now. Not that cancer is funny, but laughter at the ridiculous situation I found myself in. For me, laughter was the best medicine. - Marty, current age 55 diagnosed at age 49