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

case discussion

This week’s case discussion from my own practice features a middle-aged woman who presented for a skin check with little medical history of note. On examination this small, pink lesion was noted.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [29 November]

case discussion

A few weeks ago, on 11 October, I shared the case of an elderly man with biopsy-proven nodular BCC, whose skin, circulation, and general medical condition made surgery “unwise”. I shared how I planned to do a gentle curette (of the tumour only) and then use ALA and PDT to treat his lesion.

[6 min watch] Second opinion & clinico-pathologic correlation Part 3: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano

skin cancer update

In this final part of a three-part series, Prof Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the way in which a second opinion by an experienced dermatopathologist can significantly improve the clinical management of patients with melanoma, with a specific focus on three real patient scenarios.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [22 November]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, features a 62-year-old lady with a history of two BCCs who presented for a routine check.

[Podcast] Medicare billing & records | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

Medicare billing

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Chief Medical Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Matt Woollard (Director of Business Development in Operations, National Skin Cancer Centres) about how to manage Medicare billing and records in a medical practice.

[2 min watch] Top tips for skin cancer surgery on the ear

surgery on the ear

Do you perform skin cancer surgery procedures on difficult areas such as the ear? In this short video, Dr Tony Azzi provides his top tips for performing skin cancer surgery on the ear to optimise patient outcomes.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [15 November]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion was submitted by Dr Terry Harvey. These two dermoscopic images were taken three months apart on a 32-year-old female patient. What is your initial evaluation and how does it change after reviewing the second image?

[5 min read] Melanoma size not a reliable predictor of invasion | Prof David Wilkinson

melanoma

This month’s paper is from the SCARD database, and reports on the features of over 600 melanomas diagnosed by almost 30 GPs across Australia.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [8 November]

case discussion

The topic of this week’s case is pigmented lesions on the face of elderly people. This 82-year-old woman presented to Dr David Stewart with a longstanding lesion on her cheek, possibly slowly growing.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [1 November]

case discussion

This week’s case is from my respected colleague Dr Donal Kerrin at Birtinya Skin Cancer Centre on the Sunshine Coast, where I also practice.

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