[2 min watch] How to choose the right skin biopsy technique

biopsy

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.

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[1 min read] New online melanoma risk calculators

melanoma risk calculators

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”

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

Case discussion

This week, we have an interesting case discussion from Dr Emanuela Tura featuring:

  • 28 year-old female patient
  • Growing lesion on her back

Please review the below images. What is your evaluation, and what would you do next (if anything)?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [7 September]

Case discussion

In this week’s new case discussion from Dr Terry Harvey, we present a patient who came in for a routine skin check:

  • 34 year-old male patient
  • Asymptomatic lesion on left back

Please review the clinical and dermoscopy images. Any thoughts? What about the pigmented lesion noted? Specific thoughts on the dermoscopy? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [7 September]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [17 August]

Case discussion

In this week’s case discussion from Dr Raghu Vasanthan, we present a:

  • 56 year-old female patient
  • Slow growing lesion on her arm

Please review clinical and dermoscopic images. What is your evaluation, and what next?

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

Case discussion

This week, we present a new case from Dr Alexander Speight, featuring a patient who came in for a routine skin check:

  • 72 year-old female  with PH melanoma
  • No history of lesions of concern
  • This lesion looked a little different from the multiple, presumed, lentigos on her face

What is your assessment and what would you do next, if anything?

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[4 min watch] 4 common mistakes to avoid in skin cancer surgery

mistakes

If you are a primary care physician performing skin cancer surgery in your practice, there are a few common pitfalls you may encounter. In this short video, experienced skin cancer surgeon Dr Tony Azzi shares the four most common mistakes he sees in this field of medicine, and offers his top tips for avoiding them. Continue reading “[4 min watch] 4 common mistakes to avoid in skin cancer surgery”

[1 min watch] How to get referrals and recommend skin checks to patients

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.

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[2 min watch] Top tips for starting out in skin cancer work

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.

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[2 min watch] How to set up your GP appointment book for skin cancer

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”