[Podcast] Integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer practice | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

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Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Dr Stephen Wassall – who works as a Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Medicine Doctor in a dedicated primary care clinic in New South Wales – about his journey integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer or primary care practice. Continue reading “[Podcast] Integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer practice | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [19 July]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, features an 80-year-old male patient with a history of multiple keratinocytic cancers. This lesion was found on his right arm.
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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [12 July]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr David Stewart, features 70-year-old man with a past history of lentigo maligna removal eight years ago by a dermatologist. He presented for a skin check with a crusty lesion overlying the lentigo maligna scar.

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[Online lecture] Chameleon melanomas

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In this online lecture, Associate Professor Andreas Blum discusses chameleon melanomas and how to differentiate between melanoma and other skin lesions, especially when the dermatoscopic clues are very similar. Continue reading “[Online lecture] Chameleon melanomas”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [5 July]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Saad Raheem Abed, features a 54-year-old man who presents to clinic with a nodule on his skin. It has been present for over 12 months and has been asymptomatic. It has grown a little over that time but his GP has reassured him on a number of occasions. Concerned, the patient has checked out ‘a mole checking service’ which analysed the picture and recommended that he be seen by a dermatologist.

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[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?

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“The instruments that I would recommend for wound closure are the most basic instruments you need for closing a wound.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan gives his practical advice on the instruments and tools you need for conducting skin cancer surgery in your general practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?”

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

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, features a 30-year-old female presenting for her first skin check, with no specific complaints. Please review the images and provide your thoughts. The lesion of interest is marked with a back pen.

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

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Randa Al-Hajali, features a 62-year-old male who presented with a lesion on his left thigh. The patient stated the spot started like an insect bite, but recently became more lumpy. There is no clinical picture but the lesion appeared red and firm; part of it looked like a scar.

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

This week we have an interesting case discussion from Dr Saad Raheem Abed in Iraq at the Alhussain Teaching Hospital. A 30-year-old man has been watching this pigmented lesion over the last two years. His wife has prompted him to consult his GP. His GP photographs the lesion using a dermatoscopic attachment for his phone, and sends these images via the local tele-dermatology service.

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[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks

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“From the moment a patient walks through the door to the time they leave the room, there are many opportunities to do something differently from everybody else.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres gives his practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks and educating your patients about skin cancer prevention and early detection. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks”