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

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, we look at the case of a 72-year-old male patient who presented for a routine full-body skin cancer check.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [11 October]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Prof David Wilkinson, features an elderly male patient in his mid-70s who has multiple co-morbidities and a proven nodular BCC on his left mid shin. He has quite good skin but questionable blood supply and no distal pulses.

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

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, features a 65-year-old man who came for a routine skin check with no specific concerns or history of skin cancer.

  • 65-year-old male
  • No history of skin cancer

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[4 min watch] Second opinion & clinico-pathologic correlation Part 1: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano

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In this first part of a four-part series, Prof Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the way in which a second opinion by an experienced dermatopathologist can significantly improve the clinical management of patients with melanoma. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Second opinion & clinico-pathologic correlation Part 1: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano”

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

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, features a 60-year-old lady who presents with concern about a black spot on her right cheek which she believes is recent (approximately two weeks).

  • 60-year-old female
  • New black spot

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [20 September]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, features a 65-year-old female patient with no significant history. This pink lesion is noted and photographed at a 3-month interval.

  • 65-year-old female patient
  • Pink lesion noted
  • 3-month interval

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [13 September]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr David Stewart, features a 51-year-old male patient who presents for his routine skin check. This pigmented skin lesion is noted.

  • 51-year-old male
  • Pigmented lesion

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[2 min watch] Top tips for communicating with pathologists

If you see patients with skin cancer concerns, you might spend a lot of time communicating with pathologists to reach a diagnosis for your patients. In this short video, Prof David Wilkinson provides his top tips for effectively communicating with pathologists to achieve faster and more accurate results. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Top tips for communicating with pathologists”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [6 September]

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, features a 50-year-old female patient whose mother recently died from melanoma. This pink lesion is noted on her skin check.

  • 50-year-old female patient
  • Family history of melanoma
  • Pink lesion noted

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

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Anushka Seemungal, we consider the case of a 77-year-old, fair-skinned male patient who presents with a firm, pinkish, nodular lesion on the left shoulder with a pink, scaly plaque adjacent to it. Although the visible nodular portion is not large, palpation reveals firmness extending almost concentrically in the deep dermis.

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