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Skin Cancer

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to introduce a screening programme for people who have previously had treatment for skin cancer.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published cancer service guidance which outlines how healthcare services for people with skin tumours, including melanoma, should be organised. In May 2010 NICE issued a partial update to the guidance, including new recommendations on the management of low-risk basal cell carcinomas in the community.

NICE is currently developing a clinical guideline on the assessment and management of melanoma, which is currently planned for publication in July 2015.

Further details of NICE’s guidance on skin cancer are available at:

http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/conditions-and-diseases/cancer/skin-cancer

Information for the public on skin cancer is available on the NHS Choices website.

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