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[Podcast] Integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer practice | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

aesthetic services

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Dr Stephen Wassall – who works as a Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Medicine Doctor in a dedicated primary care clinic in New South Wales – about his journey integrating aesthetic services into a […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [19 July]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, features an 80-year-old male patient with a history of multiple keratinocytic cancers. This lesion was found on his right arm.

[4 min watch] Top suturing tips in skin cancer surgery

suturing

What are the most important things to keep in mind when closing a wound with sutures in a primary care or skin cancer practice? In this short video, HealthCert presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan shares his top suturing tips for skin cancer surgery.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [12 July]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr David Stewart, features 70-year-old man with a past history of lentigo maligna removal eight years ago by a dermatologist. He presented for a skin check with a crusty lesion overlying the lentigo maligna scar.

[Online lecture] Chameleon melanomas

chameleon melanomas

In this online lecture, Associate Professor Andreas Blum discusses chameleon melanomas and how to differentiate between melanoma and other skin lesions, especially when the dermatoscopic clues are very similar.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [5 July]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Saad Raheem Abed, features a 54-year-old man who presents to clinic with a nodule on his skin. It has been present for over 12 months and has been asymptomatic. It has grown a little over that time but his GP has reassured him on a number of occasions. […]

[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?

skin cancer surgery

“The instruments that I would recommend for wound closure are the most basic instruments you need for closing a wound.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan gives his practical advice on the instruments and tools you need for conducting skin cancer surgery in your general practice.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [28 June]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, features a 30-year-old female presenting for her first skin check, with no specific complaints. Please review the images and provide your thoughts. The lesion of interest is marked with a back pen.

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

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Randa Al-Hajali, features a 62-year-old male who presented with a lesion on his left thigh. The patient stated the spot started like an insect bite, but recently became more lumpy. There is no clinical picture but the lesion appeared red and firm; part of it looked like a […]

[5 min watch] Dermoscopy in general dermatology: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | June 2021

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano looks at the use of dermoscopy in general dermatology cases, such as inflammatory skin conditions and infections.

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