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July 31, 2015 / molehunter

NICE recommends dermoscopy for melanoma skin cancer

The British National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has just (29th July 29015)  published new guidelines on melanoma skin cancer which include a recommendation that all suspicious pigmented skin lesions should be evaluated by dermoscopy.

NICE melanoma guidance

It stops short of recommending use by GPs, or screening. That will I guess have to wait for definitive evidence from the German screening programme which has only been running for 2 years, too early to prove it saves lives. I’m sure it will, but we need hard evidence and that will take maybe another 4 years.

But its a good start.

I will post more when i know more.

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