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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? [18 October]

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, we look at the case of a 72-year-old male patient who presented for a routine full-body skin cancer check.

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

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Prof David Wilkinson, features an elderly male patient in his mid-70s who has multiple co-morbidities and a proven nodular BCC on his left mid shin. He has quite good skin but questionable blood supply and no distal pulses.

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

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, features a 65-year-old man who came for a routine skin check with no specific concerns or history of skin cancer. 65-year-old male No history of skin cancer

[4 min watch] Second opinion & clinico-pathologic correlation Part 1: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano

skin cancer update

In this first part of a four-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.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 September]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, features a 60-year-old lady who presents with concern about a black spot on her right cheek which she believes is recent (approximately two weeks). 60-year-old female New black spot

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.

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