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

This week we revisit a very interesting and unique case from Dr Slavko Doslo. 63-year-old male Lesion noted in the eye

[2 min read] Melanoma & UV exposure in people of colour | Prof David Wilkinson

This month, we look at an interesting paper and associated commentary that examines the relationship between melanoma and UV exposure in people with coloured skin. This is relevant to skin cancer medicine practice in many different countries.

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

The first case discussion of the year features an interesting submission from Dr Terry Harvey. 56-year-old female patient Lesion on leg

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

Our case discussion this week features another case from Dr Terry Harvey. Barely visible lesion (as marked) Lesion on left posterior leg

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

This week’s case discussion features an interesting case from Dr Terry Harvey. Female patient Lesion on left shoulder

[8 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | December 2020

In the final skin cancer update of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano analyses real-life cases for the six benign features he recommends looking for while diagnosing facial lesions, including pigmented scales and white follicles. Professor Argenziano also refers back to the general concepts he suggests keeping in mind during diagnosis such as forgetting the […]

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

This week’s case discussion features a very interesting case from Dr Franco Rodriguez, whose patient presented with a rapidly growing ulcer on the scalp. The patient reported the lesion had been there for over 12 months, with noticeable growth over the past three months. Male patient aged 60+ Rapidly growing scalp lesion

[3 min watch] Understanding Medicare billing item numbers

As Medicare continues to implement changes to their procedures and billing item numbers, it is important for general practitioners to understand how these changes might impact daily work. For example, the removal of item number 30195 in November 2018 effected many doctors who used this number to treat solar keratosis with a diathermy device. In […]

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

Case discussion

This week we present another case from Dr Tim Aung, whose patient came in for a skin check: 70-year-old male Lesion noted behind right ear Please review the clinical and dermoscopic images below. What are your differential diagnoses, and what would you do next?

[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson

scalp DW

A question I am always asked when I teach GPs to do a skin check is “how should we examine the scalp, and how important is this for skin cancer?”. This issue is, of course, how many skin cancers “hide” under hair, how do we examine the scalp under the hair, and how important is […]

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