Option Grids: information for melanoma patients

NICE has worked with Option Grid and UK dermatologists Jason Thomson and Jane McGregor, to produce information for melanoma patients and their medical teams. The information is provided in the form of Option Grids which allow consideration of the potential advantages and disadvantages of given medical procedures or treatments. The new grids relate to sentinel node biopsy and whether or not to have regular CT (body) scans after their melanoma diagnosis.

Option Grid Sentinel Node Biopsy yes or no

Option Grid Completion Lymphadenectomy yes or no

Option Grid. Follow up with regular CT scans Yes or No