[4 min read] Dermoscopic criteria differentiation between BCC and Bowen’s disease

BCC

The dermoscopic features of superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and Bowen’s disease have been extensively investigated, and dermoscopy was shown to significantly improve their recognition. However, incorrectly diagnosed cases still exist, with a considerable number of BCCs dermoscopically interpreted as Bowen’s disease. Continue reading “[4 min read] Dermoscopic criteria differentiation between BCC and Bowen’s disease”

[5 min read] Excisionally biopsied dysplastic naevi with positive histologic margins: observe or re-excise?

dysplastic naevi

Can moderately dysplastic naevi that have been excisionally biopsied with no residual clinical pigmentation but with positive histologic margins be closely observed instead of re-excised? Continue reading “[5 min read] Excisionally biopsied dysplastic naevi with positive histologic margins: observe or re-excise?”

[3 min read] Risk of skin cancer in patients with HIV

HIV and skin cancer
What is the risk of skin cancer in patients with HIV? The risk of skin cancer in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has not been extensively studied. A Danish study sought to determine the risk of skin cancer in patients with the virus, and compare it with the risk in the non-HIV population.

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[4 min read] How will artificial intelligence benefit GPs in skin cancer medicine?

Artificial intelligence

Yes, the robots are coming! This month I share an article published in PLOS One in March this year. There is now a steady stream of research papers showing how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is effective in accurately diagnosing skin cancers. Continue reading “[4 min read] How will artificial intelligence benefit GPs in skin cancer medicine?”

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

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. What do you make of the dermoscopic images here? No history, just clinical findings. What do you think? (Not everything is a skin cancer!) Is this? Would you biopsy / why?

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Are you interested? One-day Skin Cancer Update with Professor David Wilkinson

masterclass

What would you like to learn about? Have your say about a one-day Skin Cancer Update course taught by Professor David Wilkinson! Continue reading “Are you interested? One-day Skin Cancer Update with Professor David Wilkinson”

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

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Thuy Au. A middle aged male presented for travel immunisations, and as part of a preventive health check was asked about a skin check. He noted a spot on his chest that had been present for years. His wife noted it had grown and become darker in the last year, but his GP had advised it was nothing to worry about and to see if it changed more.

Please review the dermoscopy image. What is your differential diagnosis and how would you do next?

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How to choose the right dermatoscope for your practice

dermatoscope

In the short video below, you will learn more about commonly asked questions about dermatoscopes, including the differences between various models and why you might choose one tool over another. Dermatoscopes and skin viewers are ideal for everyday use in your general practice and aid in the accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and other skin conditions, leading to improved patient outcomes.

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Comparison of dermatoscopes to help you choose the right model

dermatoscope

Which dermatoscope is right for you? Learn about the range of skin viewers and dermatoscopes available on the market. The tools are ideal for everyday use in your general practice and aid in the accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and other skin conditions, leading to improved patient outcomes.

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[3 min read] Are negative margins in BCC biopsies an accurate predictor of residual disease?

margins

Pathology reports of basal cell carcinoma biopsies often contain comments of positive or negative margins, with only one to two per cent of the margin evaluated. A recent study sought to determine the negative predictive value of basal cell carcinoma biopsy margin status on the absence of residual basal cell carcinoma in the corresponding excision.

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