Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [25 November]

Case discussion

This week we discuss an engaging case from Dr Mokesh Raj of a patient aged 40, no history or clinical picture.

What is your opinion on the dermoscopy image? Are there any features or criteria of note?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 November]

Case discussion

This week we discuss a compelling case from Dr Mokesh Raj of a man aged 60+ with sun damaged skin – a common presentation in both skin cancer clinics and general practice settings in Australia.

There is no history or clinical picture. What is your opinion on the dermoscopy image? Are there any features or criteria of note?

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[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [November 2019]

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the option of removing the crust covering a lesion in-clinic rather than prescribing a topical treatment and asking the patient to come back. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [November 2019]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [4 November]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Colin Armstrong. An 85-year-old male presented for a skin check and suspected for melanoma. Please review the clinical and dermoscopic images below.

How would you biopsy this suspicious pigmented lesion on the chest? What is your differential diagnosis?

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

Case discussion

This week we have another engaging case. A 65-year-old Caucasian female with no history of melanoma presented for excision of a cyst on her back. A full skin check was done and a pigmented skin lesion was noted on her lower back.

How would you respond to this presentation?

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[5 min read] How gene variations affect melanoma risk

melanoma risk

Australian scientists have identified a way to help primary care physicians determine a patient’s risk of developing melanoma.

A team at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute uncovered the specific gene variations affecting the number and types of moles that appear on the body, and their role in causing skin cancer. Continue reading “[5 min read] How gene variations affect melanoma risk”

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

Case discussion

This week we have another engaging case. A 75-year-old Caucasian Australian male with a past history of solar keratosis and no previous melanoma or significant personal or family history of melanoma. Previously, he worked only indoors. The patient presented for opinion on a darker area of change in an existing “freckle” on his neck that was present for several years.

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[4 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [October 2019]

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses differential diagnoses for lesions on the scalp, especially in elderly people. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [October 2019]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [30 September]

case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Armstrong. A pink lesion was found on a patient’s right arm during a routine skin exam. The patient was unaware of the lesion. Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [30 September]”

[4 min read] How to biopsy pigmented skin lesions

pigmented skin lesion

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”