[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.

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[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 and productive workflow. Continue reading “[2 min watch] How to set up your GP appointment book for skin cancer”

[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.

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[3 min watch] When should you use algorithms to diagnose skin lesions?

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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?”

[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres’ most memorable patient

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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.

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[4 min read] How to biopsy pigmented skin lesions

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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”

[4 min read] The Bob Marley melanoma story

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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”

[Review] Skin Cancer Conference and Masterclasses 2016

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The first Masterclass of the 2016 Skin Cancer Conference and Masterclasses focused on diagnostics through dermoscopy. Three leading clinicians and researchers presented on three fundamental approaches to dermoscopy.

Giuseppi Argenziano from Italy led off with his perspectives using the Elephant Method. In essence, Geppi urges us to look at a lesion and almost in a “blink” simply use our instinct to decide if a lesion is benign or suspicious. Why Elephant? Well – you look at an elephant and it is obvious what it is. Do the same with a suspicious (likely malignant) lesion. This is a neat concept, but as Geppi says it does mean we need to look at plenty of lesions while we get used to this idea. After all you don’t know it is an elephant until you have seen one, been told that’s what it is, and seen animals that aren’t elephants!

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