Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [28 November]

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In this week’s discussion, submitted by Dr Robert Teunisse, we look at the case of an 85-year-old male patient who is deaf, and his granddaughter communicated that this 25mm lesion on his right thigh has grown over three weeks. Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [28 November]”

Research summary: Self-examination for skin cancer detection

self-examination for skin cancer

This month we consider skin self-examination for skin cancer detection. In the latest Melanoma Practice Review my eye was drawn to a paper published in Dermatology reporting on the sensitivity and specificity of self-examination for melanoma.
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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [21 November]

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Magdy Malek, we look at a 5x5mm lesion discovered on the back of the neck of an 68-year-old male patient during his routine full skin examination.

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

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Robert Teunisse, features a 48-year-old male patient with an elevated, firm and growing lesion on his right hand. There is a previous BCC excision adjacent to this lesion.

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

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Randa Al-Hajali, features a 75-year-old male patient with a growing lesion on the concha of his ear. The lesion has been painful and frequently bleeds.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [31 October]

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Robert Teunisse, we look at an 80-year-old male patient with an unusual nodular lesion on his right shoulder.

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[5 min watch] Suspicion of melanoma: New Medicare item numbers

Medicare item numbers

New Medicare item numbers have been introduced for the surgical excision and repair of clinically suspected melanoma. In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker provides a comprehensive update on the new item numbers that come into effect from 1 November 2022. A helpful clinical fact sheet and skin cancer billing guide are also included below. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Suspicion of melanoma: New Medicare item numbers”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [24 October]

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, we look at a 60-year-old male patient who presented for a routine skin check with no specific concerns. He has a history of multiple keratinocyte skin cancers and one previous melanoma in situ on his shoulder.

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

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Magdy Malek, we look at a 73-year-old male patient who presented for a full-body skin cancer check and this pigmented lesion was found on his lower back. The patient has a history of multiple melanomas in the past.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [10 October]

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In this week’s case discussion, we are asking about treatment options rather than diagnosis. This man presented to Dr Terry Harvey following a biopsy elsewhere. This lesion on the helical rim of the left ear was confirmed by a biopsy to be an infiltrative subtype basal cell carcinoma that measured 8x8mm. How would you treat this skin cancer?

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