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What is the impact of advanced melanoma on quality of life?

quality of life

What is the impact of advanced melanoma on quality of life? Locally advanced cutaneous melanoma has marked quality of life implications. A recent study sought to address the impact on patients of advanced cutaneous melanoma by understanding and describing the patient experience of symptom management.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [16 July]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. From the shown clinical and dermoscopy images, please evaluate, indicate your likely diagnosis, and method of biopsy.

Managing Subungual Melanoma In Situ in General Practice

subungual melanoma in situ

This month, we look at subungual melanoma in situ. The issue of whether a pigmented finger or toe nail needs further evaluation, or biopsy, is a real challenge for most GPs. We simply don’t see enough cases to develop any expertise in this type of case. Honestly, most skin cancer doctors also don’t see enough […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [9 July]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Peter Ryan. An 70-year-old male presented for treatment of solar keratosis on his hand. Full body skin check was done during his visit. What is your evaluation of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do next?

Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [July 2018]

skin cancer update

Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses squamous cell carcinoma of the nail. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant tumour of the nail unit, commonly affecting the second and third fingers, most often in men. In this month’s skin cancer update video, Giuseppe explains the morphology and diagnostic clues for squamous cell carcinoma of the nail, […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [2 July]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Tim Aung. An 40-year-old male presented for a skin check and a lesion was noted. What is your evaluation of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do next?

Minimising scarring after BCC removal

Minimising scarring post BCC removal

[Advertorial] Almost nobody manages to get through life without a scar or two. An examination of most people’s skin will reveal a story of how a scar was obtained.  It could be the result of an adventure gone wrong, accident or a medical issue that required surgery.

New Therapeutic Opportunity for Treatment of Malignant Melanoma

malignant melanoma

A new therapeutic opportunity has been uncovered in the treatment of malignant melanoma that acquired resistance to targeted therapies. Researchers in Belgium have revealed that malignant melanoma can reprogram their protein synthesis machinery and become addicted to a new family of enzymes that modify transfer RNAs during acquired resistance. The inhibition of these molecules synergies with […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [25 June]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Tim Aung. An 70-year-old male with two distinct pigmented skin lesions were found on the face, as shown. What is your evaluation of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do next?

Effects of Lymph Node Metastasis in Patients with Mucosal Melanoma

mucosal melanoma

What are the effects of lymph node metastasis on survival in patients with mucosal melanoma in the head and neck? Mucosal melanomas in the head and neck region are most often located in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. The prognostic effects of lymph node metastasis in patients with sinonasal mucosal melanoma have not been […]

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