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If you perform skin biopsies in your practice, catch Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres’ top tips for choosing the right biopsy technique. In this short video, Dr Ayres provides advice on skin cancer management in primary care, including different biopsy procedures for suspicious lesions.
In this month’s skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses facial and non-facial lentiginous melanoma featuring real-life cases and some of his very own scholarly articles. Professor Argenziano draws on his previous research of lentiginous melanoma as a “newly defined entity”, and explores what you need to know about the special type of melanoma from a biological point of view.
New online melanoma risk calculators help predict melanoma risk and potentially deadly spread.
Clinicians and their patients now have access to a series of online calculators which will assist in prevention, early detection and optimum treatment of melanoma, ultimately saving lives. Continue reading “[1 min read] New online melanoma risk calculators”
Treating actinic keratosis is very common in general practice, and especially so in primary care skin cancer medicine. Many patients require treatment of both individual lesions (for example, by cryotherapy) and of the whole field that is affected (for example, the whole face, using a topical treatment, or a field treatment more generally). Continue reading “[2 min read] Field treatments for actinic keratosis | Prof David Wilkinson”
“As doctors we’re not meant to have favourite patients, are we? But we do. That’s reality.” In this short video, Dr Tony Dicker shares his most memorable patient as a skin cancer doctor; a 35-year-old lady pregnant with her first child who came in for a routine skin check, only to be diagnosed with melanoma.
It is undeniable that all skin cancer doctors face complications during skin cancer surgery, though it is how you manage these complications that will make all the difference. In this short video, Dr Tony Azzi shares his tips for managing complications in skin cancer surgery including taking time to think about any patient factors before you operate, along with the impact potential problems may have on patients.
What are some of the common mistakes made in dermoscopy and how can you avoid them? In this short video, Professor Cliff Rosendahl shares the most common mistakes he sees in dermoscopy and offers advice for how you can circumvent them in your day-to-day practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid in dermoscopy”
How effective and safe is photodynamic therapy in treating Bowen’s disease? Bowen’s disease is an intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). There are several alternatives for treatment of Bowen’s disease, including photodynamic therapy. A new study investigated the efficacy and safety of photodynamic therapy in treating the skin condition. Continue reading “[3 min read] Photodynamic therapy for Bowen’s disease”
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]”