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 three-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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[4 min watch] Top 5 tips for performing skin checks

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If you are a primary care practitioner or Skin Cancer Doctor who regularly sees patients with skin cancer concerns, catch Dr Hamilton Ayres’ top five tips for performing skin cancer checks in the primary care setting. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Top 5 tips for performing skin checks”