[2 min watch] How to choose the right skin biopsy technique

biopsy

If you perform skin biopsies in your practice, catch Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres’ top tips for choosing the right biopsy technique. In this short video, Dr Ayres provides advice on skin cancer management in primary care, including different biopsy procedures for suspicious lesions.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [14 September]

Case discussion

This week, we have an interesting case discussion from Dr Emanuela Tura featuring:

  • 28 year-old female patient
  • Growing lesion on her back

Please review the below images. What is your evaluation, and what would you do next (if anything)?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [7 September]

Case discussion

In this week’s new case discussion from Dr Terry Harvey, we present a patient who came in for a routine skin check:

  • 34 year-old male patient
  • Asymptomatic lesion on left back

Please review the clinical and dermoscopy images. Any thoughts? What about the pigmented lesion noted? Specific thoughts on the dermoscopy? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [7 September]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [17 August]

Case discussion

In this week’s case discussion from Dr Raghu Vasanthan, we present a:

  • 56 year-old female patient
  • Slow growing lesion on her arm

Please review clinical and dermoscopic images. What is your evaluation, and what next?

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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 you do next, if anything?

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[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 30 years but is challenged by many experts in the field today. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Controversies in dermoscopy: Dysplastic naevi”

[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. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [August 2020]”

[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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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!

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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, and what would you do next?

Once you have made your assessment, scroll further for the pathology report!

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