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[Resource] Melanoma treatment guidelines 2021

melanoma guidelines

If you see patients with skin cancer concerns in your practice, it is essential that you stay up to date with the latest melanoma guidelines. This helpful guide prepared by Professor David Wilkinson – who designed and led the development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer – provides an outline for […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [9 August]

case discussion

In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Cheh Goh, we look at the case of a 69-year-old male who presents for a skin cancer check and gives no history at all. 69-year-old male patient No history

[Podcast] Treating actinic keratosis with daylight photodynamic therapy | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

daylight photodynamic therapy

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Dr Francis Tan – a dedicated Skin Cancer Doctor who has practised in the field since 1994 – about daylight photodynamic therapy as a front-line treatment for actinic keratosis.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [2 August]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr David Stewart, features an 87-year-old man with a lesion on his chest. He had been advised by a dermatologist 9 months prior to have it removed but due to COVID restrictions was scared to go and have it done. The lesion had grown significantly since the dermatologist saw […]

[5 min watch] Spitz naevi: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | July 2021

Spitz naevi

In this skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano speaks about Spitz naevi – “schizophrenic” tumours which are convinced they are melanomas when in fact they are benign naevi.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [26 July]

case discussion

In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Saad Raheem Abed, a mother has brought her 10-year-old son to the clinic and is concerned about a dark lesion on his right upper back.

[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.

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