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Increasing Melanoma Rates in Victorians Aged 55+

melanoma rates

The incidence of invasive melanoma is declining among Victorians under 55 years of age, but is still increasing in those aged 55 or more, according to a report on melanoma rates recently published in The Medical Journal of Australia.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [21 May]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Thuy Au. An 72-year-old male was being examined for a chest infection and this lesion was noted. What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do next?

Updated Practice Guidelines for Melanoma Management

melanoma guidelines

The 2008 evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of melanoma are currently being revised and updated in a staged process by a multidisciplinary working party established by Cancer Council Australia. The guidelines for definitive excision margins for primary melanomas have been revised as part of this process.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [14 May]

Case discussion

This lesion was on a patient’s arm, and the patient reported change over the preceding few months. No other lesion like this was seen. What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic pictures, and what would you do next? 

Dermoscopy in the Diagnosis of Melanoma In Situ

dermoscopy

This month, we look at the value of dermoscopy in the diagnosis of melanoma in situ. We all know how valuable dermoscopy is in increasing our diagnostic accuracy. Dermoscopy allows us to see more details in the skin lesions of our patients, giving us more information, and hence providing more data for diagnosis.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [7 May]

Case Discussion

This week we have another interesting case. What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic pictures, and what would you do next? This lesion was on the upper back and the patient was unaware of it.

Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [May 2018]

skin cancer update MAY18

Professor Giuseppe Argenziano provides a skin cancer update this month that focuses on melanoma in children. Paediatric melanomas are quite rare, but Giuseppe discusses the interesting findings of a study (which he co-authored) that found that 70 per cent of paediatric melanomas arise in association with an existing congenital melanocytic naevi.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [30 April]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Alvin Prakash. An 23-year-old male with a history of changing lesion on his face. Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic image. What is your evaluation, and proposed next step/s?

Mortality in Patients with Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

mortality

There are varying reports of the association of basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma with mortality. A recent review looked at the all-cause mortality of the general population after a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [23 April]

Case discussion

This week we have another interesting case. This lesion was on the arm and the patient was unaware of it. What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images, and what would you do next? 

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