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In this short video, expert Dermatopathologist Dr Simon Clark speaks about the controversies surrounding dysplastic naevi. He discusses how it was once thought that lesions which previously had been diagnosed as melanoma were actually an intermediate lesion which were an obligate precursor of melanoma. This problem of dysplastic naevi has been entrenched for the past 30 years but is challenged by many experts in the field today. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Controversies in dermoscopy: Dysplastic naevi”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses re-excising skin lesions for which the histopathology results are unclear. Using real-life cases, Giuseppe explores what you should do when malignancies recur in sites where previous malignancies were excised, and how to manage these patients. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [August 2020]”
In order to get referrals for skin cancer checks from your colleagues, it’s essential to gain their confidence that you can manage the work. In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) provides an insight into how to get referrals and recommend skin checks to patients.
Have you ever considered subspecialising in skin cancer? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) shares his best advice for doctors wanting to get started in skin cancer work.
One of the most effective ways to set up an appointment book for skin cancer work within a general practice is to create dedicated sessions. In this video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) outlines the benefits of separating consults from procedures in your appointment book, and how this promotes an efficient and productive workflow. Continue reading “[2 min watch] How to set up your GP appointment book for skin cancer”
Have you considered implementing more skin cancer training, education and technology into your general practice? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) shares three ways to maximise income and performance from skin cancer work in your general practice.
In this week’s case from Dr Raghu Vasanthan, his patient noted a possible change in their lesion since their last skin check three months ago. Located on their back, it had previously been stable for the last 10+ years. Further details:
- 68 year-old female patient
- History of multiple BCC’s
- No symptoms
What is your assessment, and what would you do next?
Once you have made your assessment, scroll further for the pathology report!
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano talks about the three possible outcomes that can be reached after you check a lesion: Excise, monitor, or do nothing. In most cases, lesions are either deemed suspicious and excised, or deemed safe and the patient goes home. Giuseppe warns that the other option – monitoring the lesion at follow-up appointments – should be used with caution and in limited cases. He goes through the scenarios in which monitoring the lesion is a good choice and how doctors can go about the follow-up procedure. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [July 2020]”
In this short video, Dr Tony Dicker offers his top tips for managing common skin cancer surgery complications you might encounter as a GP, primary care or skin cancer doctor. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Tips to manage common skin cancer surgery complications”
Sun damage is a common skin concern seen in primary care – from sunburns to pigmentation, sun spots, wrinkles and skin cancers. Research Review‘s latest educational series focuses on sunscreen and photoageing, with expert commentary by dermatologists. It explores the mechanisms of skin photoageing and the role of sunscreen as an adjunctive sun protection measure in the prevention of photoaeging. Continue reading “[2 min read] How does sunscreen prevent photoageing?”