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In the blog category “Case Studies” Professor David Wilkinson offers an excellent platform to discuss clinical problems and cases within a closed alumni community. This area is password-protected and only accessible to past HealthCert Certificate course participants.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [20 September]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, features a 65-year-old female patient with no significant history. This pink lesion is noted and photographed at a 3-month interval. 65-year-old female patient Pink lesion noted 3-month interval

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [13 September]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr David Stewart, features a 51-year-old male patient who presents for his routine skin check. This pigmented skin lesion is noted. 51-year-old male Pigmented lesion

[2 min watch] Top tips for communicating with pathologists

If you see patients with skin cancer concerns, you might spend a lot of time communicating with pathologists to reach a diagnosis for your patients. In this short video, Prof David Wilkinson provides his top tips for effectively communicating with pathologists to achieve faster and more accurate results.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [6 September]

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, features a 50-year-old female patient whose mother recently died from melanoma. This pink lesion is noted on her skin check. 50-year-old female patient Family history of melanoma Pink lesion noted

[10 min read] Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Where do we stand?

sentinel lymph node biopsy

This month’s research article is about sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and is in the form of a viewpoint from two clinicians at the centre of excellence that is Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Anushka Seemungal, we consider the case of a 77-year-old, fair-skinned male patient who presents with a firm, pinkish, nodular lesion on the left shoulder with a pink, scaly plaque adjacent to it. Although the visible nodular portion is not large, palpation reveals firmness extending almost concentrically in […]

[4 min watch] Top 5 tips for performing skin checks

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If you are a primary care practitioner or Skin Cancer Doctor who regularly sees patients with skin cancer concerns, catch Dr Hamilton Ayres’ top five tips for performing skin cancer checks in the primary care setting.

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

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Andy Carr, features a 48-year-old female patient who presents for a skin check. She has not had a skin check for a couple of years. On the posterior of her right thigh, there is a 3mm x 3mm pigmented lesion. It is one of only a few pigmented […]

[7 min watch] Managing melanoma in the future: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | August 2021

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In this skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano shares a few thoughts on the future of managing melanoma. In particular, he speaks about possible changes to excision, follow-up, sentinel lymph node biopsy and adjuvant therapy for various stages of melanoma.

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

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, we look at the case of a 51-year-old patient who presents for a full-body skin cancer check. There is no past history, but this lesion is noted on the lower back. 51-year-old patient Lesion on lower back

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