(2017) Guideline 146: Cutaneous melanoma - Full guideline. The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. SIGN guidelines are derived from a systematic review of the scientific literature and are designed as a vehicle for accelerating the translation of new knowledge into action to meet our aim of reducing variations in practice, and improving patient-important outcomes.
Many specialties and professions are involved in the management of patients with melanoma. This guideline provides advice at all stages of the patient’s pathway of care, from primary prevention to early recognition, treatment and follow up. It does not address melanomas of non-cutaneous origin such as melanomas arising from mucosae, ocular melanomas and other rare non-cutaneous sites.