Submission to the Cancer Council Australia consultation on draft clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of melanoma


Advocacy Reports and submissions 2018 Reports and submissions Submission to the Cancer Council Australia consultation on draft clinical practice guidelines for th

Summary

Date: 17 April 2018

The RACGP thanks the Cancer Council Australia for the opportunity to comment on the Draft clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of melanoma.

This is a highly specialised area for dermatologists and oncologists, however general practitioners do see patients undergoing some form of treatment for metastatic cancers and melanoma. The draft guidelines focus on variations of active treatment and the RACGP suggest that there could be more emphasis on shared decision-making particularly in instances of palliative care and non-treatment options.