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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [10 August]

Case discussion

This week, we present a new case from Dr Alexander Speight, featuring a patient who came in for a routine skin check: 72 year-old female  with PH melanoma No history of lesions of concern This lesion looked a little different from the multiple, presumed, lentigos on her face What is your assessment and what would […]

[4 min watch] 4 common mistakes to avoid in skin cancer surgery

mistakes

If you are a primary care physician performing skin cancer surgery in your practice, there are a few common pitfalls you may encounter. In this short video, experienced skin cancer surgeon Dr Tony Azzi shares the four most common mistakes he sees in this field of medicine, and offers his top tips for avoiding them.

[3 min watch] Controversies in dermoscopy: Dysplastic naevi

dysplastic naevi

In this short video, expert Dermatopathologist Dr Simon Clark speaks about the controversies surrounding dysplastic naevi. He discusses how it was once thought that lesions which previously had been diagnosed as melanoma were actually an intermediate lesion which were an obligate precursor of melanoma. This problem of dysplastic naevi has been entrenched for the past […]

[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [August 2020]

Giuseppe skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses re-excising skin lesions for which the histopathology results are unclear. Using real-life cases, Giuseppe explores what you should do when malignancies recur in sites where previous malignancies were excised, and how to manage these patients.

[1 min watch] How to get referrals and recommend skin checks to patients

In order to get referrals for skin cancer checks from your colleagues, it’s essential to gain their confidence that you can manage the work. In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) provides an insight into how to get referrals and recommend skin checks to patients.

[2 min watch] Top tips for starting out in skin cancer work

Have you ever considered subspecialising in skin cancer? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) shares his best advice for doctors wanting to get started in skin cancer work.

[2 min watch] How to set up your GP appointment book for skin cancer

One of the most effective ways to set up an appointment book for skin cancer work within a general practice is to create dedicated sessions.  In this video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) outlines the benefits of separating consults from procedures in your appointment book, and how this promotes an efficient […]

[3 min watch] Three ways to maximise income and performance

Have you considered implementing more skin cancer training, education and technology into your general practice? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) shares three ways to maximise income and performance from skin cancer work in your general practice.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [3 August]

Case discussion

In this week’s new case discussion from Dr Cheh Goh, we present the following: 78 year-old female patient Indistinct lesion above right eyebrow Please review images (accept our apologies for the out of focus clinical image). What would you do next? Once you have made your assessment, scroll further for the pathology report!

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

Case discussion

In this week’s case from Dr Raghu Vasanthan, his patient noted a possible change in their lesion since their last skin check three months ago. Located on their back, it had previously been stable for the last 10+ years. Further details: 68 year-old female patient History of multiple BCC’s No symptoms What is your assessment, […]

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