Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 January]

Case discussion

This week, we discuss an interesting case from Dr Mokesh Raj. A 60+ year-old patient reported that his lesion has been getting darker over the last 6 months. Please examine the dermoscopic image below.

How would you evaluate this? If you were to do anything next, what would you do?

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[WEBINAR] A handful of golden rules in skin cancer management for the GP

In this webinar and Q&A session, experienced GP educator and skin cancer doctor Professor David Wilkinson shares key points to consider when seeing patients with skin cancer concerns in the primary care setting. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] A handful of golden rules in skin cancer management for the GP”

[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [January 2020]

skin cancer update

How does clinical history change the way you manage a lesion? In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano shares some concepts about clinical history. Continue reading “[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [January 2020]”

[2 min read] New cryotherapy guidelines | Prof David Wilkinson

cryotherapy

The new Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Guidelines have been released. A PDF summary of the key recommendations is helpfully provided, which is well worth a read and important to become familiar with. Continue reading “[2 min read] New cryotherapy guidelines | Prof David Wilkinson”

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

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the case of a flat facial lesion on a 60-year-old woman. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [December 2019]”

[WEBINAR] Starting out in skin cancer work

In this webinar, Paul Elmslie, Founder and CEO of National Skin Cancer Centres and HealthCert, outlined the essential steps for starting out in skin cancer work, including room set-up, equipment, workflow, billing and management. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Starting out in skin cancer work”

[7 min read] How much sun causes melanoma?

melanoma treatment

QIMR Berghofer researchers have shown that 22 different genes help to determine how much sun exposure a person needs to receive before developing melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min read] How much sun causes melanoma?”

[WEBINAR] Hints for skin cancer surgery below the knee

skin cancer surgery

In this webinar, Dr Tony Dicker discussed performing skin cancer surgery in the difficult area below the knee with practical hints and tips for best results. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Hints for skin cancer surgery below the knee”

[4 min read] Blocking key regulator could treat non-melanoma skin cancers

The outer layer of the skin completely replaces itself every two to four weeks, but when this process is blocked, cancer can grow. A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has now identified a key regulator of that block known as LSD1, as well as a way to genetically influence the skin to grow in a way that prevents this block from happening. Continue reading “[4 min read] Blocking key regulator could treat non-melanoma skin cancers”

[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]”