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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. Continue reading “[4 min watch] 4 common mistakes to avoid in skin cancer surgery”
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 30 years but is challenged by many experts in the field today. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Controversies in dermoscopy: Dysplastic naevi”
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.
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.
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 and productive workflow. Continue reading “[2 min watch] How to set up your GP appointment book for skin cancer”
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.
When should algorithms be used to diagnose skin lesions, and which algorithm is best? In this short video, Professor Cliff Rosendahl speaks about the use of algorithms in dermoscopy, particularly Chaos & Clues, and how you can apply these diagnostic tools in practice to achieve the best patient outcomes. Continue reading “[3 min watch] When should you use algorithms to diagnose skin lesions?”
We asked some of your GP colleagues about the most rewarding moments in their work. In the below video, Dr Hamilton Ayres shares one of his most memorable patient stories when a skin check saved his patient’s life. The patient – a tradie in his mid-30s – had been coerced into getting a skin check by his wife, and didn’t suspect that anything was amiss.
A recent article published in Australian Doctor warned against shave biopsies for pigmented skin lesions suspicious for melanoma. Below, Professor David Wilkinson offers guidance for the best-practice approach to biopsying these lesions in general practice. Continue reading “[4 min read] How to biopsy pigmented skin lesions”
This is the Bob Marley story. Passionate about skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment, HealthCert shares this story every time we teach about melanoma.
Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician, and considered one of the pioneers of reggae. He died in 1981 aged 36 from a melanoma that started under his big toenail in 1977. Continue reading “[4 min read] The Bob Marley melanoma story”