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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 […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 June]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Tim Aung. An 50-year-old male (Same patient – 28 May case discussion) presented for a full-body skin check. Two pigmented lesions were found on the face, as shown. How would you biopsy these?

Diagnostic Accuracy for Skin Cancer Among Non-Doctors

diagnostic accuracy

This month, we explore the issue of diagnostic accuracy for skin cancer among non-doctors. I think this is a really interesting topic because we know that many GPs and dermatologists in Australia use nurses and other non-medical practitioners to screen patients for skin cancer.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [11 June]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Thuy Au. An 78-year-old male presented for a skin check and a  lesion was noted. There is no clinical image, but how do you evaluate this dermoscopic image?

Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [June 2018]

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the morphology and diagnostic clues of three common benign non-pigmented tumours of the nail.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [4 June]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Dave Stewart. An 80-year-old male presented with prior melanoma (see scar!) What is your evaluation of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do next?

New Melanoma Therapies

squamous cell carcinoma

There has been a phenomenal revolution in the management of metastatic melanoma (stage 4) in the last five years. Dermatologists, skin cancer doctors and other clinicians who manage skin cancer in their day-to-day work must be aware of new melanoma therapies and advances in the management of metastatic melanoma. They should also be aware of cutaneous […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [28 May]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Tim Aung. An 50-year-old male presented for other reasons, but a lesion on his face was noted. What is your evaluation of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do next?

Increasing Melanoma Rates in Victorians Aged 55+

quality of life

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?

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