If your melanoma was diagnosed at stage II you will be followed up once you have been treated. This will ensure the melanoma has not returned or spread, identify new melanomas or other potential skin cancers and to offer support and education around the disease. Following consultation with your healthcare professional(s) a follow-up plan should be put in place. The details of your plan should be agreed by you and your healthcare professional(s). However, most patients are seen every three to six months for five years.

Values you may wish to consider during treatment

    • How important is it to you to know the risk of your melanoma and its prognosis?
    • Do you want the treatment that is most likely to leave your daily life unaffected?
    • How much do you want to avoid having a visible scar after treatment?
    • How much time are you prepared to spend in hospital having treatment?
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